A quarter of us haven’t spoken to our neighbours in at least a month. One in ten over 65s are always or very often lonely. Weak communities mean a drop in health, happiness and security. The power for change is in our hands, and the need is pressing. We must do something about the threadbare fabric of our society.
So, Russell Brand had landed himself in trouble again – though I am not convinced that the comic is in the wrong this time.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter