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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) won’t surprise you at all. It’s a masterpiece of setting out all […]

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 political game-playing by Osborne, in my opinion. The Tories have failed to […]

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 to cut another £10bn off welfare costs by introducing more cuts and […]