Tag Archives: Regulation

Move over Big 6, we need the Big 60,000: Why Conservatives are the natural partner of community energy

As we approach conference season, with the cost of living at the top of the political agenda and green policies under attack for their cost, energy policy is guaranteed to stay in the political spot light. Although there is a … Continue reading

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Regulation v Reputation: a reminder that there’s no such thing as a free lunch

The ongoing investigation into the presence of horse meat in processed meat products has caused a number of predictable political and media reactions.  However, I suggest the real problem is the burgeoning tendency of the state to intervene, despite the … Continue reading

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50 word manifestos

Once again, Martin Lewis’ site MoneySavingExpert is running the annual ‘50 word manifesto‘ to encourage people to submit ideas “about little sensible changes that are more easy to implement, to improve the way Government works for consumers or better regulates … Continue reading

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Pig-ugly thinking

watch?v=OVxtQkyd91k I’m reluctant to admit it, but it took me a few days to build up the courage to watch Nick Boles’ planning piece on Wednesday’s Newsnight. In my defence I’d read a great deal of the ensuing coverage, but … Continue reading

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The Leveson Report will be tomorrow’s chip paper

Who reading this has seen Kate Middleton’s bare chest? I haven’t, but that was only because I chose not to. The same goes with the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Neither of these two items were published in the … Continue reading

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