Francis Maude claims no one is against government's Big Society

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude claims Everyone is talking about the Big Society plans and it does have public backing.

He told Anita Anand: "I have not heard anyone who has actually said that what we are trying to do isn't right."

And the Conservative said Liberal Democrat coalition colleagues are also committed to it, when asked why Nick Clegg had not been speaking up for the project.

But Labour's Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Tessa Jowell said she backed a message of "community where possible, government where necessary", but charities and voluntary bodies could not do extra work with less money.

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