REPORT: Secure and Free
Secure & Free: 5+ steps to make the desirable, feasible
Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. In/security is not simply the latest political fad restricted to the chattering classes, but resonates with public attitudes. With insecurity such a major problem and so widely recognised, the obvious question to ask is ‘what are the solutions?’
In Secure and Free Michael Orton identifies 5+ ideas from across the political spectrum which provide practical, concrete steps to redress the widely acknowledged problem of socio-economic insecurity and start building a nation that is free because it is secure. The 5+ ideas draw on policy suggestions from organisations as diverse as Bright Blue, the Centre for Social Justice, Civitas, the Fabian Society, Friends of the Earth and The Good Right, plus individual commentators ranging from James Kirkup to Polly Toynbee.