The idea of the Big Society has certainly grabbed attention and excited a great deal of comment and debate; not always flattering though not exclusively negative.
It is hard to imagine where the idea of the Big Society might lead when the root of the idea is so unclear. Tim Montgomerie at ConservativeHome, while making every effort to be supportive, manages to only draw attention to the fluffy nature of the thinking around what is presented as David Cameron’s big idea.
There is the sense of things not being quite right when a speech on the subject is heralded in the press as the fourth ‘re-launch’. Once a product fails in the market, the product needs reinvention, not just the message.