Tag Archives: UK coalition; Reform; Whitehall; Public sector; Politics

Time for something different

It is surely time for something other than austerity to solve the United Kingdom’s economic woes and the Budget in a few days’ time should not impose any more cuts on the circumstances of ordinary people. Whatever politicians say when … Continue reading

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Veto! 24+ hours on

The only honourable course for prime miniser David Cameron, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and foreign secretary William Hague is resignation: resignation by morning. Let people who do not hate this country and Europe take their place to try … Continue reading

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Veto!

Prime minister David Cameron’s veto at the EU summit in Brussels leaves the UK isolated in a way that has no precedent. His “veto” is a refusal not to take part in discussions which are going to go ahead without the … Continue reading

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3rd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

As he heads to the EU summit in Brussels, will the UK prime minister, David Cameron, be thinking about the London Conference nearly 80 years ago, also called to resolve an international financial crisis and avoid a further recession? That … Continue reading

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Immigration

Is it not a delicious irony that it is a Conservative home secretary on whose watch immigration checks were scaled back apparently without ministerial sanction so that she does not now know how many people were let in improperly? We … Continue reading

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Efficiency and reform

The creation of the Efficiency and Reform group in HM Treasury harks back to the old Efficiency and Effectiveness Group in the Cabinet Office, which included the formerly free-standing Prime Minister’s Efficiency Unit. Jointly chaired by the Chief Secretary to … Continue reading

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