There has been a lot of noise about HMG handing out contracts to private companies during the Coronavirus crisis without proper tendering. Lots of these contract awards are actually pretty sensible; emergency contracts for ventilators and testing services. There are however some eye watering contracts being awarded, including over £100m for the supply of PPE… Read More The slow death of Government outsourcing | Criminal Justice
The Tory manifesto is a small, but significant shuffle to the left. In fiscal terms it is probably their most left wing manifesto since Ted Heath, maybe even longer. The headlines are all about spending on health, education and social care: These spending commitments are great, and position to Tories much closer to the centre… Read More Conservative Manifesto | a shuffle to the left
The old myth that foreigners are coming to take your jobs has a new rival – Americans are coming to steal the NHS. Both are equally silly. Why the immigration myth is nonsense One of the great myths spread by right wing politicians is that somewhere in the world there is a hoard of foreigners… Read More Americans aren’t coming to privatise the NHS | Immigrants aren’t coming to take your job | Stop being gullible
This is the new exciting policy announcement form the Tory Party conference. A radical change in planning permission: This is a sad faced Nick Clegg announcing the same policy almost exactly 7 years ago: I’ve applied for this extension to my house. What can go wrong?