A source has drawn my attention to this website, a 'system' that I am reliably informed is being sold wholesale to the public sector. The more you navigate this website the more it appears that this is a form of corporatism/fascism/communitarianism/communism, all rolled into one with the result being society will be herded like cattle, projects defined by consultants and people ending up paying and complying. It would be no surprise to see this and schemes like it becoming the 'community organisers bible' - which will suit Cameron's Big Society, with it's group of volunteers having their own 'Government Advisor', just fine!
When one discovers 'movements' such as that mentioned above - and organisations like Common Purpose, on which I have posted previously as have others - it is no wonder that government announcements, which on the face of it could be viewed with favour, are then viewed with 100% cynicism.
As one example, consider this from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). At first sight the initial reaction is one of joy, that at last public sector work in areas such as diversity and climate change could be a thing of the past. Whilst the DCLG may wish to dispense with a number of these non-jobs, the cynic in me has to ask how many, in fact, will disappear. If, again for example, we take British Waterways, this is, apparently, to become a charity - yet the government cannot allow British Waterways (or a similar organisation) not to exist.
Why is that, I hear you cry. Well dear reader, there exists a body within the European Union whose task is to co-ordinate an ''integrated transport system". The name of this body is Trans-European Network - Transport whose remit covers road, rail, air, shipping, inland waterways and ports. In the news recently has been HS2, the governments 250mph rail link to Birmingham; a line, it is planned, which is to branch onwards in the future, to Leeds and Manchester. Readers may wish to refer to this post from November last year, which explains much. As transport is a shared competence under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) it is necessary for the UK to have an organisation through which EU directives can be 'managed' - hence British Waterways (or similar) must continue to exist. Some'cull' - what?
Such is the nadir to which our politics has sunk, when our so-called government cannot - and understandably does not wish to - allow us to know the real reasons for some of their decisions; yet are we not supposed to have transparency in government and government decisions? This non-transparency, this lying and the dis-honesty of those we elect and whose main function should be the defense of the realm, from whatever quarter, should and must be brought to the attention of the attention of the British people.
Spread the word dear reader - the more that are prepared to take part in what is becoming inevitable (last para) the stronger we are!