Tag Archives: Eric Pickles

Our nation requires some humility and admission of failure


When any Government chooses to commit resources to a matter that is a clear need and has led to the deaths of 600 people over the last year, it is clearly to be welcomed. However if they are not new … Continue reading

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Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

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Five issues behind last night’s Inside Out TV programme


The focus on Sussex Police and its acute lack of resources was the first item last night on the BBC One ‘Inside Out – South East’ programme which is available here. The short documentary exposed the impact of some of … Continue reading

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[not a] Parliamentary scam or Government incompetence


Following correspondence by the director of the Parliamentary Review I have made some changes to this following blog at his request: Small businesses like the one I work for receive hundreds of items of postal and email correspondence every week … Continue reading

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Prompt Payment is vital


Six and a half years ago, Eric Pickles, a Conservative Minister in the recently elected coalition Government called on all of us to keep an eye on how public money was being spent by our Council and raise any concerns … Continue reading

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A student or SME appointment is urgently needed


The reason for Toby Young’s ‘resignation’ may take some time to emerge. It was clearly not precipitated by Jo Johnson who as late as yesterday was criticising the public who were opposed to Young’s appointment as being ‘armchair critics’. As … Continue reading

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A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

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