When I heard David Cameron on the news talking about co-operative schools I just laughed and went off to the football game. He even made the speech in Manchester with references to the Rochdale Pioneers, Fred Engels, and Adam Smith. Has he just reversed 100 years of Tory Party policy of being apathetic and hostile to co-operatives? I doubt it. The last Tory Government backed the selling off of mutual building societies, the TSB and insurance companies. Just to put the boot in they closed Co-operative Development Agencies.
Full text of the speech Conservative Co-operative Movement
Co-operative Party Reaction "Cameron tries to hijack Co-operative Party policies"
Blogosphere reaction from actual co-operators (it wasn't favourable):
Politics For People..Kerron Cross..Labour of Love
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