Tag Archives: Department for Communities and Local Government

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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Department for Education is out-standing!


Last week in the House of Commons, an MP asked a question of three Government departments. The question was the same to each department. To ask the Secretary of State for ____________, if he will take steps to ensure that staff … Continue reading

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Council funding


The announcement from the coalition yesterday regarding the annual financial settlement for Local Government is the last that they will make. It also has the potential to be changed in the middle of the year, once the new Government has been elected … Continue reading

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The men who stripped the roof


One of the regular phrases applied to the Brown/Blair Governments by the coalition when first arriving in office was that they failed to mend the roof whilst the sun was shining. The incomers made these accusations filled with confidence (or … Continue reading

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Oh what a tangled web…


This week in Parliament Natascha Engel, Labour MP for North East Derbyshire who I have a great deal of respect for, asked a couple of questions. She is an active MP who asks lots of questions, but these two and their answers deserve … Continue reading

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Its time to balance the books


                o The similarity between David Copperfields Mr Micawber and David Camerons Eric Pickles in theory at least goes beyond the visual similarity in the images above. According to the words written for Uriah Heaps Clerk, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual … Continue reading

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