Coalition and Beyond: David Boyle on choice/competition in public services marks Day 1 of countdown to publication
by Stephen Tall on September 9, 2013
‘Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead’ is published this Saturday, 15th September, at the Glasgow conference.
With a foreword by Nick Clegg, and ahem edited by me, it brings together 20 essays by a disparate group of liberals.
Some will have you nodding along in agreement; others will probably have you spluttering in disbelief. That’s as it should be. Nowt worse than group-think, especially in a party wrestling with how to defend its record in government while renewing itself ready for the next election.
Liberal Reform, which has brought the contributors together, is offering a sneak preview of the first essay – it’s by David Boyle, and explores the distinction between choice and competition in public services. What I love about this chapter is its emphasis on treating the ‘consumer’ as an individual citizen. To read it in full click here and
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