- Those red Tories eh? twitter.com/JamesDMorris/s… 5 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: What has happened to public sector pay since 2001? Several phases to the pay squeeze over the last decade https://t.co/p… 6 hours ago
- @policysketch @ONS No but I'm planning to get something out this week. 6 hours ago
- RT @DazNewman: Any Brexit is a Brexit for all of us - that's the problem. You can't just stick a 'for the many' slogan onto everything http… 7 hours ago
- RT @sarahoconnor_: So an Uber driver, a lapdancer and a church organist walk into a tribunal... ft.com/content/7825b4… On fuzzy employment… 8 hours ago
- RT @Picketer: Wonk Despotism will be brutal. twitter.com/tomwestland/st… 10 hours ago
- RT @kate_hammer: Call for a public inquiry by @GeorgeMonbiot cc @TimLord2017 theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 10 hours ago
- @phill_kemp @xtophercook @innesbowen So this goes back to competitive tendering then? 10 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: And another interesting chart on consumer credit. https://t.co/fB2zLCd8Dd 13 hours ago
- @xtophercook @innesbowen @phill_kemp When did local authorities stop doing building inspections? 13 hours ago
- RT @andrewdakers: Smaller businesses particuarly sit on their hands as Brexit deadline approaches @FT ft.com/content/0144c9… 13 hours ago
- @Frances_Coppola Any thoughts? twitter.com/rafaelbehr/sta… 13 hours ago
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- Employers: It’s your job to get migration down to 100,000
- The Red Tory moment
- AI: Still not clever enough to be allowed out on its own
- Tax and ‘the rich’
- Productivity: Why worry?
- The ‘we’ of slavery
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Monthly Archives: March 2013
For a period that had such important consequences, very little has been written about the wars between the Roman, Persian and Arab empires in the sixth and seventh centuries. I’m sure there have been lots of academic papers but not … Continue reading
As usual, the IFS briefing on the budget was more informative than anything the government put out. Among the graphs were some that clearly show the peaking of public service provision and help to explain why it is almost certainly … Continue reading
When I were a lad, people were saying that the challenge of future decades would be what to do with all our leisure time. Working weeks in the advanced economies had fallen and continued to fall. New technology, automation and robots, it … Continue reading
When a big news story breaks, it is interesting to look at what newspapers and columnists were saying about the same subject years or even months earlier. Here, for example, is what the Telegraph advised its readers two years ago: … Continue reading
The catchily titled House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change warned last week that Britain is woefully under-prepared for the rising number of elderly people. Regular readers of this blog will know that this is something I have been banging … Continue reading
Gus O’Donnell presented a thought-provoking programme on Radio 4 this morning, In Defence of Bureaucracy. He presented two arguments. Firstly, you can’t get much done without basic organisation. Secondly, bureaucracy, with its formal rules, offers protection from the arbitrary whims … Continue reading