Category Archives: Big Society

Occupy London, Global Day of Action

This Saturday will see the first major action of the newly formed Occupy London. We plan to occupy the London Stock Exchange at 1pm and this will form a part of a Global Day of Action, which will see the … Continue reading

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More Big Society Bollocks

Image by Steve Bell. Cameron is once again trying to resuscitate – for the fourth time – his grand plans for a Big Society. It’s not that the concept is vapid and insubstantial, he says, we’re just not getting it. … Continue reading

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UK Uncut’s Emergency Operation: Save Our NHS

Andrew Lansley’s thinly disguised plans to privatise the NHS threaten to increase inequality in access to healthcare and create a system like that in the US, where a third of healthcare costs are invested in administration rather than patients’ best … Continue reading

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Arrests of UK Uncut Campaigners

In the wake of the protest campaigners who were affiliated with UK Uncut were arrested, having peacefully occupied Fortnum and Mason on account of their store’s owners, Whittington Investements, dodging over £40m in tax. There is clear evidence that a … Continue reading

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Research to prioritise ‘big society’

“With breathtaking speed, a slogan for one political party has become translated into a central intellectual agenda for the academy” – An anonymous principal of an Oxford college. Not content with stripping the state down to its bare bones, reducing … Continue reading

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The Wood Green Barclays Bail-In

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A few members of Cuts Discussed yesterday took part in the country-wide day of action against Barclays bank: the BAIL-IN. Barclays has recently announced profits of £6bn, average salaries of £236,000 in the investment banking division (10x the national average), … Continue reading

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Big Society…No more public services…Nowhere to volunteer…Big Deprived Society

How on earth can Cameron et al expect volunteers to take the place of state funded services at the same time as disintegrating the backbone of these services ? Cuts to local government mean services aren’t just being shrunk; they’re being lost. … Continue reading

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