Blogs

29. 04. 2008
Writing entirely in my personal capacity (ie without any Government, charitable or business hat on), I am bound to say that nothing I have heard over the last few weeks has in any way diminished my sense of horror at the prospect of Boris as Mayor of London. He may well be a...
Politics
15. 04. 2008
There is a remote possibility that I am just a touch obsessed with this particular bit of Government process, in which case apologies to those who are not touched by any such obsession. But I feel I have duty to update. Previous SNR instalments have portrayed this innocuous-...
Government
10. 04. 2008
I sometimes wonder if BERR is a Department with a death wish – the death in question being its reputation when it comes to addressing climate change, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and other key sustainability issues. There’s some kind of fundamental perversity in the way it...
Energy
28. 03. 2008
I blame London’s taxi-drivers personally. How else can one possibly explain the lead over Ken Livingstone that Boris Johnson has apparently taken in the polls for the London Mayoral Election? On the rare occasions that I have to endure a ride with a garrulous cabbie, any...
Politics
25. 03. 2008
For a very clever man, David Miliband does do some very stupid things. Under his customary ‘forceful leadership’, the Foreign Office has just adopted a new Strategic Framework, replacing the 10 Strategic Objectives that preceded it. In the process, not only has sustainable...
Government