The Tories dropped the Big Society into their 2010 Manifesto, but have never explained satisfactorily what they meant. Here are some possible interpretations:
Encouraging unfettered consumerism, such as taking away 6 billion single-use plastic bags from supermarkets every year, and worshipping at the altar of Gucci and Hermes.
Installing CCTV cameras on every street corner and at a every water cooler, to detect when ministers’ unethical activity might become embarrassing, and keep track of anyone who considers the possibility of non-violent action.
Cut-cut-cutting the safety net, so the 1% have the 99% where they want them.
We’re all going down the pan.