Monthly Archives: August 2012

Meet the New Tory Right…..

Last week, a group of Tory MPs abandoned all that stuff about ‘hardworking families’ and branded this country Lazy Britain: Once they enter the workplace, the British are among the worst idlers in the world. We work among the lowest hours, … Continue reading

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Why the rise in self-employment is a Bad Thing

The number of self-employed people reached another record high over the last quarter. 4.2 million people are now working for themselves. This is becoming a monthly occurrence which is perhaps why it passes with so little comment. We certainly don’t … Continue reading

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Labour MP calls for a re-design of the state

Labour MP Stella Creasy is calling for a complete re-think of public services. She told the Guardian’s Patrick Wintour that the twin pressures of debt and demographics mean that the old days of ever-increasing budgets will not return, even with … Continue reading

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Can we stop trying to define Britishness now?

Apparently, there is a Chinese proverb that says a fish is always the last to discover the water. It’s usually trotted out during organisational culture change programmes. Regardless of whether or not it really is an old Chinese saying, it … Continue reading

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Woman loses religious discrimination case. Silence from the defenders of ‘religious freedom’.

A woman lost a claim for religious discrimination earlier this week. She claimed that she was sacked for wearing a headscarf because her employer had decided that it was not in keeping with the company’s trendy image. Her employer, Global … Continue reading

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When will the debt get back to normal? Not in your lifetime!

A couple of weeks ago on Kiss FM (I know, I know, but it’s piped through the speakers at my gym) they were asking for examples of things you’ll say which will shock future generations. The primer was “I was … Continue reading

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