- @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 9 hours ago
- @HanwellNature @CPRE @Team4Nature @GreenGymPenge @redgreenaction @NTlovesLondon @ParkLifeWLondon @NatFedParks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 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… 15 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: September 2010
The public sector has been hit by merger-mania. The London Boroughs of Camden and Islington are to share a chief executive, as are a number of district councils including Christchurch and East Dorset and West Devon and South Hams. Some … Continue reading
As inevitable as the clocks going back and those interminable M&S adverts, the dark nights will feature another series of The Apprentice. The candidates’ profiles, for what they are worth, are already up on the BBC website. Alas, we will never know how … Continue reading
A tweet from Michael Carty this morning reminded me of the demotivational slides series which I posted about in this blog’s early days. Despair Inc have added a few more since then. This one is absolutely spot on. When the winds of change blow hard … Continue reading
There seems to have been a rash of new public sector blogs appearing in the last couple of months, probably in response to the massive upheaval the sector is facing. The Redundant Public Servant I mentioned last week and he seems to have … Continue reading
Suffolk County Council summoned up the ghost of Nicholas Ridley yesterday when it announced its plan to contract out almost all its service provision to external organisations. Older readers may remember Mr Ridley’s vision of local government – a council meeting once … Continue reading
A couple of months ago I reflected on the potential clash between the Big Society and our litigious culture. How, I wondered, will small organisations taking over local services cope when faced with legal claims, once the support of the … Continue reading