Government

17. 11. 2010
The Conservatives have got past form on flogging off our forests. They managed to dispose of around 37,000 hectares under Mrs Thatcher and John Major – at which point, only a determined campaign by the Ramblers prevented further damage. This time round, Ministers have indicated...
Government
04. 11. 2010
“Our action to cut the deficit might be making the headlines today. But if we get it right, our action to cut carbon emissions and move to a more sustainable, low-carbon economy could become one of the defining stories of the new politics of the Coalition. This Government will...
Government
26. 10. 2010
My most recent test for Chris Huhne and Caroline Spelman was to see how well they came out of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Chris Huhne did better than most people feared, but not as well as he might have, and Caroline Spelman comes out of it in an even weaker position than...
Government
22. 10. 2010
So that’s the CSR done and dusted. Just for fun, I spent as much time yesterday reading the Telegraph as I did reading the Guardian. The editorial lines, were, of course, very different, but they were of one mind in agreeing that it’s those dependent on welfare (in one way or...
Government
18. 08. 2010
Forgive the extended blog yesterday – a bit over the top. So I just wanted to reassure Mrs Spelman and Mr Huhne that they now have two weeks respite as I’m away on holiday. Which also means that I’ve kept Test Number 4 just about as simple as possible. On July 27th, in...
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