After a lot of thinking, this week i gave my first speech on reform of public services over the decade ahead. Let me knoiw what you think. Modern times are breaking down some of the tired old assumptions about government. Like the idea that strong government somehow ‘crowds out’ community. Or that government has to be gigantic, in order to be strong. My basic message is the lesson i learned from Hodge Hill. i want to live in a country of ‘powerful people’, where every citizen has got the power to get on in life, and help take charge of what goes on in the community they live. Delivering that means more freedom for frontline staff – and a smaller centre of government.
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