Tag Archives: Big Society

The Twentieth Century Society (full disclosure: I am a member) has the unenviable task of defending 20th century architecture. I mean unenviable in two senses: thankless, and often fruitless. Witness Gateshead Car Park or the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth.

Posted in Nick's Blog | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Object campaigns against the pornification of society. Not to the taste of many libertarians, but a worthy Radically Big Society nominee for its superb and successful campaign to have lapdancing clubs reclassified as sex-encounter establishments for the purposes of licensing … Continue reading

Posted in Nick's Blog | Tagged , | Comments Off

In the spirit of engaging with the Big Society concept, I am on the lookout for civil society organisations that promote radical social change. Here’s my first one: the brilliant Pink Stinks.

Posted in Nick's Blog | Tagged | Comments Off

In the end, the last Labour government’s centralist model of public services exhausted itself, but it was probably the single most important driver of improved standards in vital areas such as education and health. The strategic cul-de-sac for Labour in … Continue reading

Posted in Nick's Blog | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments