Actor, maker, writer, Purefinder; dresses like a Victorian because Britain's still too Victorian
Ben's debut novel, Purefinder, will be published on December 13th, 2013. He is also co-founder of the start-up Fabler, Associate Producer on the digital-publishing Book Kernel project, and Splash & Ripple's writer and producer for the Bodiam Castle project. For further information, see http://bengwalchmai.wordpress.com/about
This year's BBC production, <em>A Poet in New York</em>, felt like a sentimental backwash of Titanic proportions; the recent BBC Wales remake of <em>Under Milk Wood</em> also fell unfortunately short, so short that one Twitter commentator quipped it felt like an advert for Welsh lamb.
Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels involved in the creation of their community. By returning the power to change things to those that need it most, this could well be seen as a great change so the question becomes 'Are we asking for radical change?' Yes - we're asking for a truer democracy.