At the Conservative party leadership hustings on Monday evening Andrea Leadsom apparently referenced her work on developing
In a world of coalitions, manifesto promises are even more open to change than they would be following a more predictable general election. As political ideologies will inevitably clash in any coalition agreement, compromises are going to be necessary.
At the heart of this vision is a very compelling proposition: if you want to drive systemic change, you have to identify and harness the most powerful resources within that system.
Changing Places or Changing People? East London Regeneration Hasn't Reduced Poverty - Just Relocated It
Parts of this area, which less than a generation ago was one of the poorest regions in Western Europe, now has some of the highest land values in the world; of course, they are not occupied by the same families. Poverty hasn't been eliminated or even reduced. It has been relocated.
It's not hard to see how these ideas are spread and reinforced: travel no further than your local newsagent to see a long line of birthday cards jokingly but unrelentingly portray ageing as negative. Nearby a row of papers and magazines fixate on youth youthful beauty, pursuits and interests.
While the Chancellor in his budget tomorrow will speak of the Spring shoots of economic recovery, it is still Autumn in the land of public services and in communities like ours in east London.