- RT @dougshaw1: Days like these wp.me/p2lDiS-lD > @FloraMarriott discovers the rest of the steel river. 3 hours ago
- RT @JohnGordonSaker: MISSING! My son Giles, last seen in St Albans Monday lunchtime. Please RT urgently. Call 01707 354000 #findgiles http:… 3 hours ago
- RT @MForstater: @KateRaworth tend to agree w@climatepolitics, Bowen, @diane1859. No growth is a dead end - Economy is not a Hamster http://… 3 hours ago
- RT @julijuxtaposed: Labour is hard work wp.me/p2SlQ8-k5 3 hours ago
- RT @TelegraphNews: Net migration into Britain has fallen by more than a third, according to fresh figures released today http://t.co/E5jFlT… 3 hours ago
- RT @GuardianData: Net migration to the UK: down 89,000 in a year gu.com/p/3g447/tf 3 hours ago
- @globethoughts Thanks for the RT 3 hours ago
- @Lawyer_rra Thanks for the RT 4 hours ago
- RT @HR_Gem: I wrote another blog. Sorry about that > Don't call me 'HR' wp.me/p2vibQ-33 #hrblog 4 hours ago
- "@PeterRisdon: @johnb78 @FlipChartRick @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques Fitz is 'fils' really. Bastard thing was later adoption." > Beat me to it! 5 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques @johnb78 So Cambro-Norman then. 5 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques @johnb78 As does anyone called Fitz... 6 hours ago
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
- Scroungers, scumbags and soaring welfare costs
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says his next targets will be major corporations. He told Forbes magazine that fifty percent of the documents he is waiting to release relate to the private sector and that he is planning to publish material about a major … Continue reading
Christmas is a time for telling old stories and legends. Eric Pickles has started early with an annual favourite - Winterval. The Conservative Party’s web-site reports: As the lights are turned on for Christmas all over the country, Mr Pickles urged councils to … Continue reading
I’m off overseas for a few days. (Does anyone else apart from the British say ‘overseas’?) Some good stuff on the Irish debacle from Mary-Anne Sieghart, Chris Farrell, Lisa O’Carroll and John Naughton. I liked this from the Redundant Public Servant too: The … Continue reading
The folk at the Guardian have been having some fun with the government’s recently released public spending data. Among other things, they have discovered that the spending on agency staff went up by 65% after the recruitment freeze. Well who’d … Continue reading
For some reason, probably my state of mind at the moment, this made me roar with laughter this morning: The Queen, Baroness Thatcher, Parliament and flagship West End stores have only just escaped an extraordinary plan by Conservative-controlled Westminster council … Continue reading
By now, you have probably heard about Sarah Baskerville, the Department for Transport civil servant who was attacked by Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail. His article has been thoroughly fisked by Adrian Short so I won’t bother to do a line-by-line … Continue reading
Was anyone surprised when the House of Commons public accounts committee found that only £6bn of the promised £35bn government efficiency savings had been delivered? Well, I have to admit that I was surprised but only by the fact that the … Continue reading
This week, it’s the Redundant Public Servant’s turn to tell us what he’d like to change about HR. To the point, as usual, he lays into HR, and to other managers in his organisation, for slavishly sticking to processes, even … Continue reading
‘People are our greatest asset’ is one of those clichés that chief executives repeat at conferences or in the annual report but, more often than not, don’t really believe. For many companies, though, their assets really are in the heads … Continue reading
According to the Independent, Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell is planning to ask business leaders for help with downsizing government departments and identifying those ever elusive efficiency savings. The government is refusing to say who the private sector bosses are … Continue reading