the proposals that follow to be
urgent and relevant.
“In the RSA’s recent Future of
Britain poll, they found that just
22 per cent of those surveyed
believe our democracy is in a
Let me be clear about our
purpose. Our purpose is to
build a vision of tomorrow that
RSA: Ed Cox Blog As parliament
inspires all of us to give of our
procrastinates, it’s time to devolve
best. Our society can offer to
its people the equal of anything in the world. We have excellence
and exemplars in education, culture, social provision, inventiveness
and enterprise. We have a historic legacy that ensures our place in
tomorrow’s world. All of this reflects the energy, genius and initiative
of millions of our citizens. Such people excel in any circumstance.
The challenge is to harness that talent and unleash that enterprise
so it embraces more people, distributes its benefits more deeply,
penetrates communities more widely. We seek to enthuse more
people, entrust local communities, create partnerships that multiply
individual endeavour, and encourage communities to influence their
destinies. As individuals, the more we enrich ourselves, participate,
initiate, take responsibility and lead, the more we enrich society
as a whole. In each of our citizens and in every quarter of the land,
every flame should be fanned, every resource tapped; every one of
Change is not about them, or him, or her, or it. It is about us. Today.
The only way that reform on the scale and with the urgency proposed
can be achieved is with the determination and conviction of the
government. If the Prime Minister does not believe in it and the
Chancellor of the Exchequer will not drive the Treasury behind it, it
will not happen.