Tag Archives: rights for shares

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 […]

Worth Reading 78: Last chance for a revolution in a minute

The old yoke – The legacy of 1066 and speculation over whether the ‘green man’ seen in many English churches originated as an act of subtle rebellion against the Normans. Men of aspiration – BenSix on the Pootercrats. “They are would-be intellectuals and sycophants: the hangers-on of men with bigger wallets; better friends and grander […]

Rights for shares: Have your say

As the party leadership seems to have decided to acquiesce on the proposed new rules allowing employers to make employees give up employment rights in exchange for shares, it’s time to take some action. The Government has started a consultation on the proposal, and anyone can take part in it and submit their view. If […]

Rights for shares: raise the white flag

Only a week after George Osborne announced it at the Tory Conference, and we finally have a public comment from a senior Liberal Democrat on it. It’s Vince Cable who rides out with an article for Liberal Democrat Voice and as you’d expect from the renowned champion of the left of the party and former […]

Shares for rights, cash for seats…what’s next?

You can tell that Tories are in Government – suddenly, everything has a price and nothing has a value. After last week’s discussions over the ‘trade your employment rights away for a handful of magic beans shares’ proposal, we now have reports that Nick Clegg has been offered a deal over state funding of political […]

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 […]