While the eyes of the world have been on London for the Olympics, we’ve been pushing ahead with detailed plans for the first National Conversation events in the autumn. It’s been a long summer of meetings, scheduling – and a lot of PowerPoint. When the Olympics and Paralympics are over, we’ll be ready to share our plans.
Beyond National Conversation HQ, it feels like politics has been taking a holiday. But normal service will resume very soon, and pundits from across the political spectrum will start arguing over what lessons we can learn from the Olympics.
Neil O’Brien from Policy Exchange gets in early with this consideration of “what political lessons can be learned from the games” in today’s Telegraph blogs.