Leanne is talking about
I only joined this site to say that this "Big Society" is the most poorly-defined, thinly veiled excuse for cost-cutting I think I have ever seen. Isn't this a synonym for doing the Government's dirty work? I would very much like to debate with David Cameron (DC to his mates) on this subject, but I very much doubt I'll get the chance to.
Are voters children, to be lead along by the nose with this... Read more
about 2 years ago
I see where your coming from Leanne, and maybe this big scoiety is pie in the sky, but I do think it will have positive effects on our communities. We do need to help each other out more the goverment sure as hell arent going to do it and this idea does give us the chance to do that, you touched on there being a 60 percent cut on services such as connexions, in my opinion not a loss, everytime... Read more
How can the government expect young people to work towards the big society when 1) they are cutting funding here and there to the voluntary sector and schemes which support it (like the Youth Opportunities Fund) and 2) are doing seemingly nothing to tackle young people's 20% unemployment rate? Young people can't volunteer if they can't afford to live.
I think the "big society" can work with people volunteering, but for people like leanne who have a lot on their plate already, it is too much to ask, i agree. Volunteering is only so good when people are able to get involved.
About the housing issue involving only 35's and above, this is outrageous as me and my boyfriend are trying to get a flat and already finding it difficult enough to get the... Read more