The editors of the deep end blog take on Nick Boles criticism of Phillip Blond’s philosophy:
Instead of all of that, let’s remind ourselves that what used to be the central idea of Cameronism – the big society – is still of central importance to the future of our nation. Furthermore, it is important in terms of practical outcomes, not just in a philosophical sort of way. Take, for instance, the issue of healthcare and its long-term impact on our public finances.
Over the coming decades it is predicted that, as our population gets older, the diseases of old age – such as dementia – will place ever greater demands on the NHS. Thus, if we are not be overwhelmed by the financial consequences, we need solutions and we need them soon.
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