Journalist admits "we should have listened to DC"
Journalists admit error almost as rarely as politicians do. So it was interesting to read this blogpost on "The Big Society" by Tom Bradby at ITV news.
"Do you remember the days when a lot of people laughed at the concept of the ‘Big Society’ and argued that David Cameron didn’t stand for anything?
"We should have paid closer attention because it is now clear that the revolutions he has unleashed in education and – now – health are really rather radical ...
"Power is – in theory at least – being dramatically delivered back to our doorsteps.
"I have no idea whether all this is a good or bad idea. But it certainly is radical.
... the general direction of travel was evident. We cannot say we were misled.
"Which all serves to remind me that we must pay even closer attention to what opposition leaders say as they strive to gain power.
"If, for example, we had looked in a little more detail at what Tony Blair was saying on the question of liberal interventions abroad during the mid nineties, we might have realised that he was going to spend a lot of his time in office sending expeditionary forces around the world."