We won’t solve our economic problems unless we solve our social problems.

By | May 18, 2015

You’re never really going to be able to cut the amount of public spending unless you cut the demand for public spending unless you tackle the social problems which are often the reason that demand for public spending rises. We won’t get the economy moving unless we deal with the terrible poverty that so many people still live in today unless we deal with the generational unemployment, the welfare dependency, the debt, addiction, family breakdown the linked problems of deprivation and inequality that are the costs of social failure. So we won’t solve our economic problems unless we solve our social problems.

David Cameron in 2010 talking at Citizens UK event in relation to his Big Society idea.