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Cause this is my United Kingdom of Whatever

Alan Connor

28 November 2003

Interesting...

In the broadcast, Mr Blair says: "Britain is changing for the better. The economy is strong, schools and hospitals are improving. Crime is falling.

"But I know we can do even better, Now there are important choices for the future. Choices, not just for politicians but for all of us.

"So we want to begin a conversation with you about how together we can make the future fair not just for some but for everyone."

The website, bigconversation.org.uk, will go live on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the broadcast on the evening.

And yet:

'BIG CONVERSATION/TOP-UP FEES

Asked whether the Government would be prepared to change any of its policies, such as top-up fees, if a majority of people voiced their opposition to them a part of the 'Big Conversation', the PMOS said that the Government had set out its legislative programme for the forthcoming session of Parliament. In doing so, it had been sending a clear signal of its legislative priorities. Reform of student finance was one of them.

And yet:

bigconversation.gif

A humble proposal: as a show of good faith, it might be worth making bigconversation work, and then using it.



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