- RT @janemerrick23: I can't believe they made her say "Northern Powerhouse" #QueensSpeech 22 minutes ago
- RT @jessbrammar: Can someone please make a banging club classic out of a loop of the Queen saying "Northern Powerhouse"? 23 minutes ago
- RT @EdConwaySky: When we talk abt London versus the rest, we should really be talking abt west central London vs the rest. @ONS figs: http:… 2 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude This is about as close as I've come. flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/thi… 2 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude I can't recall ever saying that. 2 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Did I? 3 hours ago
- @MJCarty Thanks Michael 4 hours ago
- Blogged: Inequality in the UK wp.me/p3uYA-2mF Now with update and great comment from @StrongerInNos 4 hours ago
- @HR_Gem Thanks Gem @Wonkypolicywonk 5 hours ago
- @HPIAndyCowper Thanks Andy. 6 hours ago
- Labour captured by #UKEmpLaw lobby. Now there's an interesting suggestion. twitter.com/Gilesyb/status… 6 hours ago
- RT @HPIAndyCowper: Extremely enjoyable piece by @mancunianmedic, which fulfils the 2015 football-NHS management analogy quotient http://t.c… 6 hours ago
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
Monthly Archives: June 2009
At last a government minister has admitted that spending cuts are inevitable after the next election, even as Gordon Brown still tries to pretend otherwise. Despite the talk in the media of green shoots, last week’s OECD report gave the grimmest assessment … Continue reading
Andrew Rawnsley has a piece in today’s Observer covering similar themes to my post last week; that whoever wins the next election will have to make savage spending cuts, that it makes no sense to ring-fence the NHS from these … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts here this week. As I explained a while ago, I’m involved in a big corporate re-organisation at the moment and, as those of you with experience of such things will know, when you’re not … Continue reading
For a moment last week it looked as though Andrew Lansley was in deep trouble. He did something that, in David Cameron’s Tory party, counts as a cardinal sin. He came dangerously close to making a policy announcement. However, the Tory spin machine, … Continue reading
This is all starting to get a bit silly. We have Cabinet members resigning and calling for the Prime Minister to go, a group of Labour MPs doing the same and now the Guardian, Labour’s staunchest ally in the press, is … Continue reading
The day after the budget I expressed some doubts about Alistair Darling’s plan for public sector cost savings. It appears that I’m not the only sceptic. One of the Operational Efficiency Programme’s authors, former Logica CEO Martin Read is not convinced … Continue reading