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State Dependency
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The news this week featured stories about cuts to charities being made by local authorities. The government's response was to talk about all it was doing to make voluntary and community groups less…Continue

Tags: neo-liberalism, dependency, cuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Beddow Sep 14, 2011.

 

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"Thanks Lorna...you beat me to it posting something here! I'll reply more fully in due course...but wanted to say thanks for engaging :)"
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"Emma/Nick - thanks for the info.  be good to hear how things progress. the approach has definite similarities (and differences) to how we've been running our events for the last couple of years; inviting members to get in touch if…"
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Riots, responsibility and rebuilding

The rioting that has taken place across London over the last few nights, and now seems to be spreading to other major English cities, makes me deeply worried and extremely sad. As fires rage, missiles rain down and the police try to restore order to our streets, I think about the damage being done to our communities and the work that will need to be done when the violence stops.

 

Theresa May described the violence as ‘sheer criminality’ and of course it is. A significant…

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Posted on August 9, 2011 at 12:33 — 2 Comments

Cuts, dependency and neo-liberal nonsense

The results of information gathered from local authorities by campaign group False Economy on cuts to the voluntary and community sector attracted a lot of media attention yesterday. The news was filled with grim stories of local authorities cutting support to over 2,000 charities estimated to be in excess of £100m. False…

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Posted on August 4, 2011 at 7:00 — 3 Comments

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