- @sukhpabial Thanks Sukh and thanks for the birthday wishes too. 1 hour ago
- Has UKIP made the EU cool? twitter.com/JohnRentoul/st… 1 hour ago
- The Tories and state-shrinking: Machiavelli or Micawber? wp.me/p3uYA-2ly 1 hour ago
- RT @neilhimself: Really good article about PEN kerfuffle and Charlie Hebdo from @TheEconomist economist.com/blogs/prospero… 1 hour ago
- RT @CJFDillow: Blogged: the paradox of turnout - the people most likely to vote in this election are those with the least at stake http://t… 2 hours ago
- RT @asentance: In past 60 years, average growth rate under Conservative & Labour-led governments has been very close http://t.co/IzBhJs7ncN 2 hours ago
- RT @StrongerInNos: @asentance @Frances_Coppola A chronological picture of the same data ... http://t.co/4WdRU66uqO 2 hours ago
- RT @shannonselin: On this day in alternate history May 5, 1821, Napoleon lands in New Orleans. amazon.com/Napoleon-Ameri… #althist #histfic htt… 2 hours ago
- Politicians don't want to talk about productivity cipd.co.uk/blogs/cipdblog… says @MarkBeatson1 #GE2015 3 hours ago
- Good piece by @maitlis on why we shouldn't bin the ballot box. bbc.co.uk/news/live/elec… 5 hours ago
- RT @EdwardHarkins: Biggest businesses cut #pension contributions as deficits rise almost 50% bit.ly/1zwpTMK via @ProfPensions #pens… 5 hours ago
- RT @kirstyjmcneill: Without candidates and canvassers we'd have no democracy to speak of. If one knocks on your door this weekend please be… 5 hours ago
- 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
- NHS: The elephant in the public spending room
- Don’t panic, Britain is not becoming ungovernable
- The decline in training: Are migrants giving employers a free ride?
- This recovery is still weak
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Can we just clear something up? There is no special legal employment protection for the public sector. Public and private sector workers are covered by the same legislation and case-law. Some public sector workers, such as civil servants, are technically … Continue reading
This weekend, the UK and Ireland will put the clocks back by one hour and revert to GMT for the next five months. We do this every year – and it’s completely bonkers. By moving our clocks back to GMT … Continue reading
Yesterday was a day for meddling with employment law. As well as Adrian Beecroft’s proposal to scrap unfair dismissal (see yesterday’s post) Nick Clegg suggested that employers should have the right to off-the-record conversations with employees which could not be … Continue reading
A leaked report for the government by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft claims that unfair dismissal law is holding back economic growth. The report says that employers should be given the right to dismiss underperforming employees without explanation. This report forms part … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. (Yes, I know that’s on John Rentoul’s Banned List but screw him!) A hectic schedule was followed by a heavy cold, during which I was too busy to take any … Continue reading
John Naughton interviews Steven Pinker in today’s Observer. This is spot on: I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind … Continue reading