On the face of it this appears to be good news for disabled, vulnerable and the poor.

However, what we have seen so far, does not go along with this rhetoric, for changes will need to come to the welfare systems, local government spending and health to make these more in line with the needs of the persons concerned.

In other words, a complete u-turn on Conservative policy for at least the last 40-50 years.


Theresa May has revealed her vision for “the shared society” as she declares that government has a duty to intervene and correct “burning injustices” in modern Britain .

Writing exclusively for The Telegraph, Mrs May says that government should not just “get out of the way” and insists there is “more to life than individualism and self-interest”.

The article gives the most detailed insight into Mrs May’s social reform agenda since she took office and reveals a deliberate attempt to break from her Tory predecessors.

David Cameron’s “big society”, which focussed on getting charities to help tackle inequality, and Margaret Thatcher’s claim there is “no such thing as society” are both rejected.

In its place the Prime Minister outlines an unashamed pitch for why governments should intervene in markets that are not giving consumers the best deal.

“It goes to the heart of my belief that there is more…

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