Tag Archive for David Cameron

The Big Society

Lord Soley

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…

Multiculturism

Lord Soley

I would like to think there is a straight forward explanation for the alienation of some of our young people whose family origins are from other countries/cultures but I’m not too sure. Saying multiculturalism has failed raises more question then it answers. I have never been too sure what multiculturalism is. Does it mean allowing…

Rapid Intervention Border Force

Lord Soley

Today David Cameron will be phoning the French and German leaders to try and persuade them not to change existing EU treaties or make new one. The Conservatives are committed to a referendum if the EU powers are increased. The EU is still a sensitive issue for the Conservative Party and particularly delicate given the…

Making legislation accessible

Lord Norton

David Cameron has produced a substantial reform agenda for Parliament.  It appeared in The Guardian this morning and was delivered in a speech today at the Open University. His recommendations cover three basic relationships: those of Government to Parliament, Parliament to the people, and the centre to the locality.  There is a lot in his speech,…

Opposition in focus

Lord Norton

This week has been particularly hectic – meetings from morning to night, which explains why I have not been particularly prolific with posts.  However, I thought I would do a post or two on some of the meetings. On Wednesday evening, I attended the launch of the Opposition Studies Forum, a research group designed – as the name…