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A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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The importance of a prepared exit route


We live in a nation that is struggling to make sense of how to leave the EU in a manner that is not destructive for either the UK or indeed the EU itself, which will remain our closest and largest … Continue reading

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Lies and the Liars


Over the last 3 General Elections we have seen Conservative Governments elected on manifestos which they have consistently failed to fulfill for different reasons and based on at least one national hustings in the last few weeks, promises made by … Continue reading

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A general election integrity assessment


As the General Election campaign attempts to resume its rhythm following the tragic events of Monday, some integrity issues have emerged. Beginning with the positives, yesterday I had the pleasure of chairing a hustings in Brighton to which all parties … Continue reading

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A warm but cautious welcome


In warmly welcoming the appointment of Helen Stephenson to the role of Chief Executive of the Charity Commission it is vital to ensure that what looks like a small but significant step forward is not the only Swallow of the … Continue reading

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Why a fixed term is good for the UK


Today in the Argus Newspaper I have published the following: I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of organisations at a governance level, extensively within the charity sector but also businesses and the public sector. The … Continue reading

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A man living in fantasy land


On Thursday Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown wrote the daily opinion piece in The Argus newspaper. It was entitled ‘We must reunite behind the country after the Brexit vote’ and in the piece he goes on to say “Whilst I … Continue reading

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