Many areas in most need of transformation lack civil society organisations and miss out on the giving which supports them.
Unlocking potential and expanding opportunity is a cornerstone to a just society.
The second of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
The panellists are: Isaac Levido, Arlene Foster, Kirstene Hair, Danny Kruger & Jane Stevenson. Paul Goodman will chair the event.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Three candidates lose out as the Party fights back in the tug of war between the centre and local associations.
The number of finalists appears to be the result of the local association pushing back against CCHQ’s attempts to influence the selection.
Extremism, drugs, bureaucracy: addressing these will take time. Ensuring hygiene and cleanliness should not.
Prisons are meant to be places of punishment – and if you count enforced, soul-destroying idleness as a punishment – then they are fulfilling this function
Last week David Cameron hosted a visit by the Dutch Prime Minister. Not to be outdone, I had a meeting yesterday with the deputy mayor of The Hague. He gave me (my first ever diplomatic gift) a lovely fountain pen. The deputy mayor wanted to know about the Big Society, but he ended up teaching […]
Why don’t we take a new approach to deprived communities, and treat them like we do deprived countries? They are similar: demographic imbalance (too many under 18s), tiny private sector share of the economy, inadequate banking systems, poor infrastructure, and of course chronic budget deficits (welfare transfers as the equivalent of foreign aid). Treating poor […]
It should have been Ralph’s week, with the play inspired by his life opening at our theatre in King’s Cross, performed by his ex-offender peers. Instead Ralph is lost, somewhere in the trackless wastes of underworld England, on the run from the police again. I don’t know what happened, but they want him for a […]