I haven’t listened to Radio 5 Live’s morning phone in for quite a while. I gave in after one too many occasions on which it seemed simply to be inviting bigots to air their views in public.
I tuned in this morning however, and, to be honest, it hadn’t changed very much. However, one call really made me think, but probably not in the way the caller intended. The caller said this…. “.. What with the Jubilee, the Olympics and Euro 2012, this is the best year of our lives”.
I think the time has come to debate the future of Our Society, and, even ask the question "does it have one?".
Just to remind people of why we started all this; here is our purpose http://oursociety.org.uk/page/our-purpose. Our Society grew out of Big Society in the North, which was established both to argue for an alternative vision to the Government's Big Society agenda, and to help those people-led organisations struggling to…Continue
Sorry I've been a bit quiet on the Our Society front lately. This post is about #twicket, which is one of the reasons I haven't been here much lately.
I am not going to tell the full story of #twicket, as I have documented it all, in quite some detail here http://wp.me/ppLRZ-dH. If you don't know what #twicket is, then the rest of this post may not make much sense to you, so I suggest you read that post first, or listen to…Continue
Most people will be aware that Our Society grew out of an earlier network called "Big Society in the North" which was formed partly because of a feeling that thinking on the Big Society was being driven by London-based individuals and organisations who did not fully realise the impact of their actions and pronouncements on communities in northern England. One of the reasons why Big Society in the North evolved into Our Society was that we soon found that feeling was not confined to the…Continue