- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 6 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: Too early to say whether this crisis marks a lasting turning point for the econ (i.e. a 1945/1979). But it is throwing up de… 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: 3/ And finally, who pays for all this? Cuts to public services/welfare were main tool of last consolidation, but surely impo… 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: This graph from Martin Wolf’s piece today shows the terrifying economic impact of Covid – and why governments are rightly th… 6 hours ago
- “The idea that illness is a character test, with recovery as a reward for the valiant, is glib to the point of insu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 hours ago
- RT @alanbeattie: @DmitryOpines @IanDunt theonion.com/loved-ones-rec… 8 hours ago
- RT @IanDunt: I do wish people would stop with this 'he's a fighter' thing when someone is ill. I know it's meant to be encouraging, but it… 8 hours ago
- Eurozone’s two biggest economies sink into historic recessions ft.com/content/ca3018… via @financialtimes 8 hours ago
- @HanwellNature @CPRE @Team4Nature @GreenGymPenge @redgreenaction @NTlovesLondon @ParkLifeWLondon @NatFedParks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 hours ago
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- RT @resfoundation: Tomorrow, we are publishing our quarterly Housing Outlook, co-authored by Lindsay Judge and @carapacitti . The latest ed… 14 hours ago
- Don’t make the self-employed the punchbag of the next recession
- The Hoaxer
- Whatever happened to The Debt?
- Johnson’s Suez
- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
Monthly Archives: July 2009
Doctors and managers in the NHS are often accused of shroud waving whenever cuts are proposed. You know how it goes, “Cut NHS budgets and thousands of people will diiiiie!!!” It’s usually enough to send most politicians running for cover. But the … Continue reading
Many of the early reports on the Walker Review suggested that banks were to be forced to publish the pay details of their top earners. In fact the review simply recommends that total remuneration of those paid over the executive board median … Continue reading
Jon Ingham is a man for whom I have a lot of respect and his blog is one of my regular reads. This comment on the Walker Review is complete bollocks though: [F]inancial services HR departments are partly if not largely to … Continue reading
Charlie McMenamin says that no-one should be allowed to pontificate about public spending cuts until they have read this article by former Revolutionary Communist Party organiser James Heartfield. Given that I intend to continue banging on about the public sector and the need for … Continue reading
When the government published its Operational Efficiency Programme report the day before the budget, I expressed some doubt about the £9 billion a year savings it identified. It’s not that the opportunities to reduce costs are not there but that public sector organisations have, so far, shown little willingness … Continue reading
Steve Bundred’s call for public sector pay freeze has provoked howls of outrage from public sector unions. Perhaps more serious, though, is the charge that such a measure would be counterproductive. Will Hutton argues that the government needs to wait until the … Continue reading
David Cameron has rejected Audit Commission boss Steve Bundred’s suggestion that a public sector pay freeze would go some way towards making badly needed public spending cuts. Instead he’s proposing to save money by cutting back on quangos. The Tories have been attacking Labour … Continue reading