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Government to launch Big Society Direct telephone helpline

‘It doesn’t matter what the situation is – health, education, defence – Big Society Direct will let you access friendly advice, 24/7, from our team of volunteers,’ enthused the Prime Minister.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2011
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Cameron to tackle rubbish crisis by tactical deployment of Wombles

‘The Wombles are only supposed to be called in at times of national emergency, but Great Uncle Bulgaria has kindly agreed to help.’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2011
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Impatient horde of Big Society volunteers still unsure what they should be doing

thousands give uo day's work to ask what they can do for nothing‘I thought there would be a signing-up board, like when people joined the army to fight in the war. But now I’m not feeling so excited any more. I might join the local stitch’n'bitch instead.’

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Posted: Sep 9th, 2010
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Conservatives pledge withdrawal from all local services by 2014

electorate urged to embrace new-found freedomsAs part of his plans for a ‘Big Society’ Prime Minister David Cameron today revealed a timetable for the final handover of all essential services to charities and private organisations by 2014.

In a press conference statement he outlined plans for the final transition of power for key public services, describing the government’s eleven week campaign against crime, poverty and poor education as an ‘unsustainable drain on public spending’.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2010
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‘Big Society’ to be kickstarted with celebrity funeral

Government plans for the ‘Big Society’ are to be spurred by efforts to bring the country together through grief with the unifying death of a major public figure.

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Posted: Jul 20th, 2010
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