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David Cameron has launched his "big society" drive to empower communities, describing it as his "great passion".
In a speech in Liverpool, the prime minister said groups should be able to run post offices, libraries, transport services and shape housing projects.
Also announcing plans to use dormant bank accounts to fund projects, Mr Cameron said the concept would be a "big advance for people power". [full story]The Tories are supposed to be "Conservatives" in Great Britain. But somehow the government simply taking over bank accounts doesn't fit in with the role of "conservatives" as defined in the American political spectrum. In fact, that would be considered somewhat left of far left in U.S. politics.
I'm wondering what, exactly, would be considered "liberal" in Great Britain. One can only presume it is something that has brought Great Britain to the brink of financial ruin.
Ah, the lessons we in America can learn from our cousins.