Local government has been sold down the river..

In spite of the Conservatives ‘levelling up’ there seems very little desire to reinvigorate local control. Indeed this current government seems positively in fear of local control- as would appear to be indicated by their loose rhetoric to ‘do whatever it takes’ yet all local government finds it difficult to get their rightful allocation of… Read more

Do you want our PPE or not?

Wednesday’s open letter to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock deserves highlighting. Hancock is obsessed by buying everything ‘at scale’ but really needs to start thinking as though this was a life threatening emergency rather than a threat to Conservative narrow ideology – whether he obtains the bulk buying discount – or not. Doesn’t he and Johnson… Read more

A duty of care perhaps…

The recent ‘clarification’ letter to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee from the FCO Permanent Under-Secretary is deliciously obtuse and obfuscatory: As David Allen Green suggests the prose is strangulated and he has obviously been ‘directed’ by Raab to issue the ‘clarification’, which manages actually to be nothing of the sort! However, my purpose here is… Read more