Category Archives: process

Experiencing the NHS

I recently had some experience of the NHS, a topic that attracts lots of passion on all sides of the political debate in the UK.  I’m broadly supportive of a public health service, although would tend to think that it’s … Continue reading

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Policy driven options appraisal

Coverage of the nominally cross-party discussions on health care yesterday was drowned in discussion of the decision by the Tories to absent themselves. This was coupled with demands to remove one of the funding options, the so-called “death tax”, from … Continue reading

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Tories and procurement transparency

Tories are proposing that all public sector contracts with a value of over £25k should be published. That’s ostensibly to improve transparency, encourage competition and improve access to the public sector Market for Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SME). Lots … Continue reading

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Lib Dems and Policing – Abusing Freedom of Information

Chris Huhne has commented on data derived from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about cost of vehicles in policing, published here on the party website. So police forces and authorities spend quite a lot on hiring vehicles.  My … Continue reading

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Twelve weeks in the summer

So the hardy perrenial of the summer recess has reared it’s head again, this time courtesy of the Speaker. In many ways I agree, parliament not sitting for twelve weeks is unhelpful to constituents and restrictive to effective democracy. Many … Continue reading

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