Government transformation: not very interesting but transformational

Last Friday in the pub, I opened my bus checker app to see when the next few buses would arrive. Picking a bus that would arrive in fifteen minutes I said my farewells, finished my pint and arrived at the … Continue reading

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Complicated theories that make things simpler

In Opposition, both David Cameron and Ed Miliband set up policy review groups as an effective way to mark a break with what went before and to engage NGOs and experts into their big tent to generate new ideas. But because these … Continue reading

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Nice idea: but we’re doing something even better

Yesterday, the Labour party announced that it is planning to introduce two further weeks of paternal leave and increasing the amount paid in statutory parental pay. I don’t really have a problem with this in and of itself – what’s … Continue reading

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Making your voice valuable

For a variety of reasons, not much has moved me to write here in the last few months. Much of what I’ve started to think of to say I’ve found written already elsewhere, and often I haven’t been sufficiently committed … Continue reading

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The pro-European argument against mass migration

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June, an increase of 78,000 on the previous year. There is no doubt that EU migrants have had a positive economic impact … Continue reading

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