February 3rd, 2011

(Don't) care in the community

(Not my usual sort of topic but still...)
Some people have compared 'The Big Society' to the cones hotline as something faintly ludicrous. I would say that 'care in the community' is a better comparison, being something that on some level meant well but was also used as a cost saving measure and something where the name became a byword for cynicism. I am surprised this comparison isn't used more often.

Link via Jinty: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/feb/01/big-society-lord-wei-volunteering

Also, we of Sex And The City fandom still object to the appropriation of our organisation's name.