Tag Archives: Eric Pickles

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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A Government unfit for purpose


Its easy to criticise Governments based on all sorts of criteria, running a nation is not easy. However today’s publication by the National Audit Office on the issue of Homelessness reveals holes in the fabric of the Government that are … Continue reading

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An argument for shared sovereignty


It is easy to feel resentful and critical when people espouse arguments which they previously denigrated and criticised as other people articulated the same points of view. However it is much more sensible to acknowledge that experience and understanding has … Continue reading

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We need a Government with integrity


Its time this Government took some of its own advice, particularly as doing so would save money which is in much shorter supply than it was, even when the advice was first given. In December 2012 the then Minister for … Continue reading

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