Posts Tagged: Conservative Party conference

The tune has changed for the big society

Back in October, when I went to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the big society was everywhere. It would have been physically impossible for one person to go to every conference session that had the phrase in its title. It was the buzz phrase of the conference, and was being used in a universally… Read more »

Cameron needs to start getting the party’s rank and file excited about the big society

The big society was the big theme of the fringe events at the Conservative Party conference this year.  All kinds of groups managed to shoehorn the phrase into their events: health charities, think tanks, social enterprise groups, local government bodies, housing firms and welfare-to-work providers all used the magic words. So did Starbucks, by hosting… Read more »