Plenty to be said on the formal launch of the Big Society today, which I’ll write when I’ve picked myself up off the floor and stopped laughing.
In the meantime, how’s this for irony: having noted that
the talents and initiative of people had been wasted, claiming that over-centralised government had turned employees into the “weary, disillussioned puppets of central government”
David Cameron went on to say that
Each of the project areas will be given an expert organiser and dedicated civil servants to ensure “people power” initiatives get off the ground and inspire[s] a wider change.
(If you want to see someone seriously grappling with what the Big Society means, I recommend the NCVO series on it here.)