Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech to social entrepreneurs today setting out how his Big Society Bank will help fund voluntary projects underpinning his “big society”.
Today we learned – for those who have not as yet understood – that the “big society” is Cameron’s “mission”, an initiative that will get all his “passion”.
quizeye (Quizzical Eyebrow)
.@NewStatesman Hmmm, @krishgm has some useful info on this subject! But actually you’ve summed it up quite well in your hashtag. #BS
stevconor (Steve Connor)
@NewStatesman #bigsociety The less well off help each other and the super rich help themselves. #bs
MarkDowe2011 (Mark Dowe)
@NewStatesman Shrinking state, self-responsibility and duty. #bs
vivslack (Viv Slack)
@NewStatesman Big society = let the weak fend for themselves, if it gets bad enough hopefully someone will volunteer to help. #bs
nicktheowl (Nick Drew)
@NewStatesman Citizen activity expands to fill gap left by shrinking state; we’re still not sure quite how. Maybe if we wish hard enough #bs
Pattisoapbox (Patricia Walker)
@NewStatesman Osbourne to Cameron ‘sack the plebs get working for nothing & we’ll laugh all the way to the bank’ #bs
#bs: An illusion in which voluntary groups are dismembered, but arise Phoenix-like to take on government responsibilities. @NewStatesman
@NewStatesman Big Society is someone else taking the credit for your life. I woke up today, congratulations to David Cameron. #BS
PatsRants (Patrick Osgood)
@NewStatesman The Big Society: ‘these aren’t cuts! They are negative-value self-enablement grants’ #BS
Knox_Harrington (Neil Atkinson)
@NewStatesman #bs Fur coat, no knickers. No money for knickers. And that’s my fur coat you’re wearing.