And yes, obviously, it's a horrible idea and a horrible precedent (though Professor Jones is right, it would probably have been worse had we not got the money).
Still, maybe we should be optimistic. Maybe all that we need to do is follow this simple three step process:
- Research "Big Society";
- Conclude "Big Society" is obvious bullshit;
- Tell everyone "Big Society" is obvious bullshit.
Unless I'm wrong about that. In that case, it really would be worth checking that out.