Is the British government right to apply austerity policies? What pre-conditions should be applied when governments make large cuts to public spending?
Many vocal protestors against austerity policies are Christians from the left of politics. Should religion and politics mix in this way? How do people from the conservative side of politics view austerity measures?
On a Sunday when up to 80,000 people are expected to march through Manchester, calling for an end to cuts, social futurist Mal Fletcher discussed these issues with BBC Manchester's Mike Shaft.
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Mal, a massive thanks from a baby boomer & a gen-Xer who had the priviledge of being inspired by you at the ALC Leadership Academy. You have really helped make sense of the world that we are seeking to influence... Nigel & Christine, United Kingdom
Mal, you have changed my life. Since you spoke at Get Smart Youth Conference in Wellington, in 2003, I have never been the same. I still have the tape & my heart & head are still coming to grips with what you said. The pioneer spirit. I LOVE IT!! Thank you so so so so much! Kieran, New Zealand
Thanks for putting your free podcasts on your website. Spread the word! Tonight I listened to 'Living with Excellence' - a fantastic message, professionally delivered with humour, clarity and compassion. Thank you Mal! Christer, United Kingdom