How should society work?
Labour, Tory and Lib Dem representatives have been setting out their vision for British society. What do you think of their ideas?
Speaking on the Radio 4's Today programme, Communities Secretary John Denham defended the idea of active government, saying that the system was now moving to one of public rights to certain standards of service.
Conservative shadow education secretary Michael Gove spoke of a "big society", saying the issue was for public services to stop doing things "in a bureaucratic pattern" and harness "the idealism of volunteers."
Liberal Democrat education spokesman David Laws argued for a combination of proper resourcing of public services by Whitehall and a devolvement of "much more power down to the people who actually run public services."
How active should national government be in providing local services? Would you like more say on how your public services are run locally? What are your experiences of how things are run in your area?
This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.