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Lets cut more, faster


Its time for our Politicians to show some leadership and prepare us to cut energy use, much faster than they are contemplating at present. Thanks to an as yet unpublished EU report, we know that if we adopted more aggressive energy use targets, … Continue reading

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Selective application of principles


On Friday Morning Sir John Major was on Radio 4 Today programme speaking about his experience of negotiating the Maastricht agreement back in the early 1990’s. He spoke about how a concept called subsidiarity was introduced into it which spoke about … Continue reading

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Sir George and several dragons


On 29th July Sir George Young (leader of the House of Commons) appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme promoting a new approach to Parliamentary Business in order to help reconnect the public to the democratic process. This was to be based … Continue reading

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We need fair procurement practices


Eighteen years ago two men died whose combined story can explain why government procurement practices must be open and transparent. Few people today will recall the name and stories of T. Dan Smith and John Poulson with any great certainty, but the annals of Local Government history … Continue reading

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