Category Archives: Public Services

Let’s celebrate 20 years of rail privatisation

Being a Guardian-reading Tory can be rather trying. I switched to the Grauniad a decade back for the paper’s superlative arts coverage – I’m a photographer by trade – but also because as a Tory its political slant is like … Continue reading

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The choices Thatcher gave us

At the tender age of 34 I’m really a bit too young to remember much of the Margaret Thatcher years. I can certainly recall where I was when she resigned – walking down my primary school corridor, and passing the … Continue reading

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The mentoring challenge

As a photography student I loved the lectures and hours spent in the studio, making mistakes and getting lost in my work. But one of the most important parts of my development was listening to the professional and amateur photographers … Continue reading

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Conservatism should be compassionate

During David Cameron’s second outing at PMQs as Conservative leader, way back in December 2005, Tony Blair caricatured compassionate conservatism by quipping that “the only difference between compassionate conservatism and conservatism is that under compassionate conservatism they tell you they’re … 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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