The words and pictures of my friend Phil Maxwell:
The Big Society Explained
The government claims the Big Society they want to install in the UK is a hugely ambitious and complex matter. Ministers sometimes find it difficult to spin the ‘BS’ in simple sound bites.
For a Tory explaining the Big Society is a bit like communicating the origins of the universe. It is shrouded in a degree of mystery. The mystery is essential because the Big Society has the same moral physiology of a pyramid sales scheme. The Big Societydepends on a government who falsely claim that society can be improved, healed and rejuvenated if we all work harder for less money. Like all pyramid schemes the only people who benefit from it are the con men and women who advocate it.
In order to clarify matters and remove any mystery the photo essay below explains the reality of the Big Society:
The Big Society closes libraries.
The Big Society restricts public transport and increases fares.
The Big Society accommodates war.
The Big Society excludes the poor and many others from education.
The Big Society robs money from the poor and gives it to the banks and allows bankers to pay themselves huge ‘bonuses’.
The Big Society is sacking health workers and believes hospitals should be run like a business for profit.
The Big Society increases fuel poverty as it encourages energy companies to make greater profits.
The Big Society is cutting housing benefit and increasing the level of homelessness.
This explanation of the Big Society may not be as comprehensive as it could be. If I have missed anything out please let me know.