Howard League for Penal Reform has excellent ideas

The outgoing Chairwoman of the Howard League for Penal Reform, the appropriately named, Frances Crook, has written an excellent summary of what she is asking of Dominic Raab, the recently arrived Justice Secretary: The Howard League has developed an outline plan and we will build on the ideas in a series of blog postings over… Read more

Johnson thinks wages must go up – but not for nurses

Who are balloting for strike action. One has to ‘admire’ the shear bravado of taking hold of the forecast shortages that were denounced by Johnson as nonsense and ‘project fear’ prior to Brexit, and repackaging them as actually part of the Conservative grand plan to reform the economy. Business was supposed to anticipate these problems… Read more

Brexit going too well..

..in Northern Ireland. A couple of minutes of explanation: Of course, we couldn’t possibly have a part of the UK avoiding the Tory dystopian chaos – and where practicality might, for once, trump ideology – could we? As the Byline Times points out: Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, there is an interesting control experiment occurring as… Read more

‘Cash generative’ Morrisons…

I heard on Radio 4 this morning that like any supermarket, Morrisons was ‘cash generative’. I’m sure it is. That is allegedly the simple appeal for the New York private equity bid – and allegedly, too they have ‘assured’ that they will not engage in property sale and leaseback or any similar sell-off. As Morrisons… Read more