- RT @AnnPettifor: Frances Coppola's excellent blog on Latvia raises questions about UK imbalances & inequality. coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/proper… 8 hours ago
- RT @Telegraph: The world is drowning in debt, warns Goldman Sachs telegraph.co.uk/finance/econom… http://t.co/bWdrQNbvnh 8 hours ago
- @MJCarty @KateGL @AlisonChisnell @KingfisherCoach I'd be up for that 8 hours ago
- @PeterFlorence @holland_tom Is it online anywhere? 11 hours ago
- RT @JeremyCliffe: Post-election polling shows ethnic minorities tilting to Tories. Massive long-term implications for Labour. My paper: htt… 11 hours ago
- RT @AlexanderProud: "Linen Suits Make you look like a Paedophile geography teacher" and other summer style tips for men. @TelegraphMen > ht… 12 hours ago
- @AlexanderProud Which polo shirts mean "pub fight"? 12 hours ago
- @Adam_Creme But better pubs near this one. 12 hours ago
- Absurd when members of the government go on about 'The Establishment'. twitter.com/politicshome/s… 12 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 @StrongerInNos Or am I just being cynical? 20 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 @StrongerInNos So make a big fuss about negotiating something you could have done anyway, then claim victory over EU regs? 20 hours ago
- Interesting piece from 1997 on another electoral catastrophe. lrb.co.uk/v19/n13/ross-m… 1 day ago
- 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
- Buccaneering Britain
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Thursday’s post discussed how difficult it is to make public sector processes more efficient. That goes some way towards explaining why public sector organisations find it so hard to make cost savings and productivity improvements. However, there are also wider organisational factors which can frustrate … Continue reading
With the government demanding that the public sector do more with less, much has been written about public sector productivity and efficiency recently. I sometimes wonder if there are more people writing about it than actually doing it. That might … Continue reading
The head of the government’s Independent Commission on Banking, Sir John Vickers, confirmed at the weekend that a break-up of Britain’s banks is being considered. The idea has widespread support from across the political spectrum. Nick Clegg called for such a break … Continue reading
Editors of the British Medical Journal, Tony Delamothe and Fiona Godlee, have written a scathing assessment of Andrew Lansley’s proposals for the NHS. They are writing from a doctor’s perspective rather than a manager’s yet they draw almost identical conclusions to the ones I came … Continue reading
Since I last did an update like this a number of new blogs have appeared on my radar. Richard Blogger writes Conservative Policies Dissected. No prizes for guessing his political views but what I like about Richard’s blog, that is lacking from … Continue reading
In today’s Guardian Andy Beckett paints a picture of what Britain might look like in 2015, once the government’s reforms are in full swing. It is a balanced article and he has taken soundings from a number of people with varying … Continue reading
Two articles yesterday claimed that bonuses don’t work. One from Simon Caulkin in the Daily Mail and the other from Aditya Chakrabortty in the Guardian. Both cite high bonuses in the financial sector, and the subsequent catastrophic collapse of many banks, as evidence … Continue reading