Tag Archives: Eric Pickles

Department for Transport once again discloses its opaqueness


Given that at the beginning of the coalition Government, Eric Pickles called on local government bodies to publish any expenditure over £500 “The public should be able to see where their money goes and what it delivers. The swift and … Continue reading

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Our society must care for the old and the young


The experience that Robert Halfon MP has recently publicised of elderly residents from his Essex constituency ringing his office for news updates because their local paper is no longer available in printed format clearly makes an argument  for people to … Continue reading

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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, Daniel Yossman I have made some small changes to this following blog as he was threatening to take me and my company to Court. It seemed easier to make the changes: … 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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