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If the people of Britain really knew what had been going on in terms of corporate lobbying and wheeler-dealing behind the scenes at the Conservative Party conference, "they would be horrified".
Newspapers have reported that the UK government is to publish a ‘Big Society’ bill, supposedly giving citizens more choice and control. In practice, this may involve offloading further responsibilities on to individuals, families and communities, forcing them to put in extra time and money or go without much-needed services.