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A Government of Double Standards!


When things go wrong in organisations or at events, the way in which this Government responds seems to depend on who is at fault. When Jacob Rees-Mogg attended a meeting at the University of the West of England on 2nd … Continue reading

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G4S must be barred and Oakhill closed!


The tweet shown here from Frances Crook draws to attention the fact that it appears that despite their statements earlier in the year, G4S remains ‘in control’ of a number of ‘Secure Training Centres’ including the Milton Keynes based Oakhill … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on public rates of pay?


A couple of weeks ago Jo Johnson who is a Government Minister added his voice to that of several Parliamentary colleagues over the rates of pay received by senior University Staff. This week another case has emerged of high levels … Continue reading

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A few cheap ideas for George


As we prepare for tomorrows budget, there is a group of businesses that are bound to be ignored in everything that is announced apart from possibly the rhetoric itself. The small and micro businesses in the UK are rarely understood or … Continue reading

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Leadership challenges


The idea that resigning after a catastrophic event will make the person resigning seem more credible or the event less catastrophic is clearly naïve. The flood damage in various communities in the North West and North East from this Christmas … Continue reading

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Charities know our limits!


One of my frustrations is the disconnect between our lawmakers and the world into which their laws are intended to work. We are all entitled to have opinions that are out of touch with reality, to think out loud and perhaps … Continue reading

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G4 No!


Either yesterday was seen as a good day to bury embarrassing news by the Government or else journalists found some stories capable of  reinforcing the idea that despite the move of Maria Miller, that the Government has still not understood the outrage felt by … Continue reading

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Romeo, prepare to be dissapointed


‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ is the name given to the flagship changes in Probation, designed by the coalition Government. There are many concerning elements of these proposals but I write here about one small aspect and unrealistic expectations that the Ministry of Justice has for this huge change.  I often … Continue reading

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Change is not easy


In a recent article in the Guardian, Jane Dudman reflects on a think tank report by the Institute For Government (IFG) on the process of outsourcing public services. The report entitled Making Public Service Markets Work suggests that the Government and Civil Service does not cope very well with … Continue reading

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