"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 19 July 2010

The Government's Big Society

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

The headline was chosen with care - it isn't 'our' Big Society', it's their's.

Many people already volunteer their time, empathy and excess goods to those in need.  Many people already clear up the detritus blown in by the wind or left by unthinking people on communal areas.  Cameron's policy isn't his at all.  'Cameron's Policy' is Blair's and one which was stymied by Gordon Brown, simply because the idea came from Blair.

Today, in the Daily Politics, Frank Field said that the best way Blair could have an idea approved by Brown (then Chancellor of the Exchequer) was to propose the opposite.  That's an indication of how much damage personal animosity and the grab for power has done to our country during Labour rule.  Nothing has changed except the names of those in government.

One thing that's bothered me has been confirmed today: there will be 'civic leaders' trained by 'senior civil servants' .  It's just more of the same under a coalition govt that no one wanted but the media presented as inevitable. Cameron  has said that the Third Way must become the First Way. We have fake charities and Common Purpose graduates galore waiting in the wings.

Lo! and behold - look on my works ye mighty and despair, and, indeed, we do.


  1. Methinks you are being too kind to Cameron, GV. 'Civic Leaders', Common Purpose etc smacks more like Mao's Red Guard to me.

    I take it your 'honeymoon' period with Camerlegg is now officially over? Popped over to Reno, did you?

  2. Yes GV the CP slobs have been waiting for this. It is all running smoothly. When the head count gets reduced in all departments and agencies the CP density will get to that critical mass needed to become self sustaining. They brook no opposition. Then we'll be in labour camps, transported off to the empty waists of TransDniestre.

  3. What about Young Pioneer Day WFW?



    They intend having one stinking great monoculture through out the world GV and it will be hell because it comes straight out of their tiny little evil minds.

  4. Mr W - I'm talking about a nwo and the way govts seem to slot neatly into it.

    I know, Incoming - let's all celebrate our United Citizens' Day on one day of the year. Can't wait.

  5. Fully appreciate that and as Cameron and Clegg are up to their necks in it, I can but repeat my question.

  6. Dear Mr W, I'm sure you've read the blog and you must know where I stand. My position hasn't changed.


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