Ready to Eat – or not?

We should not forget that “Prêt à manger” actually means “Ready to eat”. Calling it PRET disguises the idea, though I’m sure those that work for them have rarely, if indeed ever, thought about their origins. So they completely lost the philosophy of the company name when a poor girl succumbed to her allergy. We… Read more

Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?

Feel I should flag up a talk “Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?” on last Wednesday week’s ′21st-Century Power: the state, citizens and civil society’ event in London. The Labour MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy, was reported verbatim by the [link]’Huffington Post’ and this is well worth… Read more

Not so healthy

An interesting article on the Health Committee’s recent report suggests that privatisation is not as simple as we’re encouraged to believe by this and previous government’s. In an earlier blog I suggested that donors were unduly influencing our ‘democracy’ and here is an instance – the Tory Party has received donations, it is suggested, from… Read more