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Worth Reading 184: Abandoning the Antonine Wall

The sin of pride: We can’t afford a smug Chancellor – George Osborne’s policies are too short-term to protect the British economy when the next crash comes. The 1992 Olympic Bid – In a move that made a lot more sense then than…

George Osborne has some good ideas…and some terrible ones as well

In this interview with the Guardian, George Osborne does make some good points about the importance of devolution, and does seem to be genuinely committed to giving more powers away from Whitehall, even to the extent of giving some local authorities more control…

To those that have shall be given more

This announcement actually happened a few months ago, but I’m surprised it didn’t get more publicity then: George Osborne is giving £50m towards supporting grassroots sport. This sounds like good news and surely this will help sports with little funding and support develop…

A securocrat’s guide to answering questions

Speaking about the threat of terrorism, Chancellor George Osborne said: “My commitment is very clear. This is the national priority. We will put the resources in. Whatever the security services want, they will get.” If there hasn’t been a terror attack in your…

Worth Reading 142: The wrong end of the deal

The personal tax statement George Osborne doesn’t want you to see – Some accurate data on where the British Government actually spends its money. Norman Baker, political journalism, and hinterlands – “We expect politicians to be “real” and then lay into them when…

Shares for rights: The right to have your opinion listened to has been ignored

If you ever wonder why people think government consultations are just a matter of routine that they get out of the way before they go and do what they’ve always planned, then the Government’s response to their ‘shares for rights’ proposal (PDF file)…

More developments on ‘shares for rights’

There’s a very good open letter to Nick Clegg on Lib Dem Voice today, and it covers many of the points I wanted to make on the ‘shares for rights’ proposals George Osborne put forward this week. The plan itself is bit of…

A worrying silence on rights for shares

Today’s seen George Osborne give his speech to the Conservative Party Conference. As you might expect, there are many things in it that concern me, but I want to highlight two of them. First we have the heavily trailed announcement that he wants…

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