Seddon: ‘Big society’ inconsistent

Nick Seddon, deputy director of think tank Reform, comments on David Cameron’s ‘big society’ speech:

“The government’s message on the ‘big society’ is inconsistent. Today the prime minister promised to ‘break open state monopolies’ yet in recent weeks ministers have been arguing against competition and the private sector in the NHS. The ‘big society’ will be hard to get going if ministers can’t explain what it is.”