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Editor’s blog Tuesday 18 May 2010: Bigging up Society?

Could this afternoon see the first glimmer of health-related policy from the Liberal Conservatives?

The Big Society schtick has some potential to be beneficial, if it were to help crack NHS Stalinism (where many other attempts have failed miserably).

It could also move towards some form of meaningful citizen and user engagemnet and involvement - if the powers that be feel tremendously brave.

Yet there is a nagging downside risk that the Big Society is a slippery slope - towards the point where we will need the ability to discern which are the deserving poor and which are the undeserving poor.