Tag Archives: George Osborne

Government Departments need real leadership


Whilst journalists, broadcasters and commentators are focusing on the nonsensical ideas, statements and behaviour of  Theresa, Jacob and Priti along with Michael and Amber and the lack of them by Jeremy, the reality within most Government departments is they are … 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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The problems George created in Early Years provision


Whenever Governments decide to intervene in areas they and their Civil Service are ignorant about, there are bound to be problems. This is exasperated where Ministers come and go frequently and one new set of rules is laid on top … 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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A Government asleep at the wheel


At the beginning of April I posted a blog about the early indications that the Governments new apprenticeship scheme was not ready for delivery as promised back in 2015. As of the 6th April the Government began collecting a new … Continue reading

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We need the right to recall, now!


In a Parliament that claims to be responding to the will of the British people it is time that all constituents are given the opportunity to express their will on matters that go beyond our decision to remain or leave … Continue reading

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We never were in it together


After seven years of lies, the 45 year old MP for Tatton has finally come clean and admitted to the Bloomberg in a TV interview “We need to offset the very necessary loose monetary policy, and the distributional consequences that is … Continue reading

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