Tag Archives: performance

Brompton Bicycle – The rider review

I’ve been using my Brompton now for about six months and it’s probably a reasonable time to write a short review. I took the opportunity to benefit from the Cycle to Work scheme to buy the bike, giving me a … Continue reading

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Setting political directions

Prompted by a Twitter discussion I’ve been thinking about our ideal of political involvement in delivering public services, and our actual experience of it.  The topic was Policing and the value in elected governance.  Clearly the ideal would be that … Continue reading

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Tory health policy and targets

The much trumpeted draft health manifesto from the Conservatives contains a couple of interesting points.  One the one hand there is the promise to: scrap all of the politically-motivated process targets that stop health professionals doing their jobs properly, and set NHS providers free … 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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