Building a better sense of community

By Dan Corry | 15 August 2018
  • Dan Corry

Unbeknown to most of the world, the Government recently launched its Civil Society Strategy, its first major initiative in this area since the ill-fated Big Society push of the early David Cameron/Steve Hilton years – if you remember them.

Why exactly the Government chose to do this in the middle of August – outside parliamentary time – is a good question. Ideally, it should have been to gather some good press coverage in a usually quiet time and perhaps knock the stories about former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and his particular views on what a few Muslim women wear out of the news. But it had nothing of much of interest for the hacks and so died the media death.

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