Tag Archives: Responsibility

We. We. We.

Yesterday’s Budget was pretty smart in many ways, focusing squarely on those who do the right thing, work hard and take responsibility for themselves. Yet that serious, focused, sober effort has been diluted by this: Which is just weird. It’s … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers should explain to the nation if they are committing our armed forces

Last night’s parliamentary result is an absolute disgrace. The motion the government put forward had been discussed with the Opposition, had taken into account their concerns and those of other parliamentarians, and was very narrowly focused on the recent chemical … Continue reading

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Abolish DCMS? Yes please

The rumour that DCMS could be abolished is swirling again and again. Let’s hope so: it would be a good idea. On a practical level, many of its functions can easily sit elsewhere. Media regulation, for all the fuss, is really just … Continue reading

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See-through future

One of the things that we – largely – take for granted is access to information. Yet as this government works through its programme, we are getting access to more and more information with, crucially, context (that’s how we know … Continue reading

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Be brave: MPs should fight for their constituents’ health, not just a building

This morning, Sue Cameron wrote in the Telegraph that she did not believe that Sir David Nicholson should be sacked from his job as Chief Executive of the NHS Commissioning Board (and of the English NHS) because of failings in … Continue reading

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