Clearly there is a problem for David Cameron on the cuts in relation to the big society but a more complex problem is ‘what does it actually mean’? If it is more than contracting out some local authority or government services to voluntary organisations, co-ops etc via a new bank then we need to know the detail. If it is contracting out then the funding becomes crucial and so you come back to the cuts.
I am in favour of co-ops – I can even remember our co-op dividend number from childhood! However I somtimes think that in the absence of ideology politics often falls back on ‘big ideas’. The problem with big ideas is that the electorate tend to judge us on delivery and the economy. Big ideas don’t win elections so prove me wrong Mr cameron!