Tag Archives: Eric Pickles

[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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Political destruction by 1000 ‘resignations’


The inability by members of the Conservative Party to understand the seriousness of their failure as a Government as a whole is deeply concerning. As these two tweets indicate the Foreign Secretary believes Ministers should be free to jettison the … Continue reading

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Government deceit or pure stupidity


In the last few days two separate proposals have emerged from the Government which gives the impression that they wish to improve the lives of people in our communities whilst at the same time ignoring completely the fact that they … Continue reading

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A Government job creation scheme


When the Conservatives came to power they prided themselves on reducing the head count in the Government and in the public sector more widely. At the Conservative Party Conference in October 2009 David Cameron stated “We will have to tear down Labour’s … Continue reading

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