A risky recommendation from Anthony Seldon

In the Guardian: The big society must be grounded in goodness.

The government should clean up politics, with a strong lead from the top, and restore trust in the body politic. It should institute a scheme for a thousand ambassadors who have achieved distinction in their fields, and who lead exemplary lives. They should be charged with responsibility for visiting schools and communities, to inspire young and old with a vision about how to pursue a better life, and how greed and poor behaviour are not necessary for success.

It’s Back Again To Basics – but at least the inevitable scandals among those with “exemplary lives” would boost flagging newspaper circulations.


Published by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.

One reply on “A risky recommendation from Anthony Seldon”

  1. I wonder if Dr Seldon has been dozing since just after Christmas. On 30th December the Government announced its list of 989 Ambassadors. Sadly the very wonderful ones such as Jess Wood and Michael Chater (who surprise surprise received OBE’s or MBE’s) were overshadowed by the not so wonderful ones many of whom received CBEs and above such as Gerald Ronson and Paul Ruddock. Again I suspect it won’t be a surprise that Jess and Michael are much more likely to be those visiting communities and sharing their experience with others.

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