The refusal to accept that misfortune and adversity are part of the human experience is turning the 'blame game' into Britain's national sport.
spiked has been organising a series of seminars in the run-up to its London conference, Don't blow IT. Frank Furedi and Mike Weber led the discussion on IT and community.
The new consumer activism, carried out in the name of 'the People', is really elitist networking that thrives on political apathy.
Even before the stories about vote rigging, politicians' interest in postal voting was corrupt.
The government should take politics out of family life; provide universal access to childcare; give parents a break during the school holidays; and allow teachers to teach and parents to parent.
Must-reads from the past week
Should voting be an act so banal as flushing the toilet?
How New Labour has racialised everyday life.
Why we should all stop romanticising the countryside.
It's not about individualism, it's not about power, and it's not about politics. Consumer politics is the opposite to everything it claims to be.