Category: Big Society

Were the “Fib Dems” right all along?

If localism, as defined by this Coalition government, will end up being little more than a sop to Big Society obsessives – people who have the inclination and wherewithal to use their leisure time for local works which aim to…

The Big Choice ahead of us – demagoguery vs democracy

Sometimes, I really do hate politics.  Its belligerent language, its aggressive approach to cross-party engagement, its win-or-lose-everything way of conceptualising society’s outcomes. On other occasions I love it.  Despite all the above, there are people and organisations out there still…

Competition in charitable works

I’ve just been followed by a Rotary Club Twitter feed.  One of our dearest friends does, I believe, good works on occasions for the Rotary Club where I live.  I am minded to conclude that such activities are good for…