All significant truths are private truths. As they become public, they cease to be truth; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst catchwords.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Like everyone I've been watching the disgraceful scenes of rioting and looting unfold in London and in other cities across the UK last night. I think it is a little too early to say too much , there is likely to be a number of contributing factors and the media is already speculating about the possible causes and implications. Given the clear disaffection and petty mindlessness of much of the violence and looting, my main thought this morning has been the irony of Cameron's much vaunted vision of the big society!