Tag: Government waste

You’re All Second Class Citizens Now…

News of the murder has prompted calls by disability groups for greater protection of disabled people. This comes just weeks after a joint report by the HM Inspectorates of the Crown Prosecution Service, the police, and probation, warned that victims…

A Nice Gesture, But That’s All It Is…

…when the lunch is still free: Patients discharged from hospital could be given a breakdown of how much their treatment has cost the NHS. Because that will miraculously cause them to care, you see, and rethink their spendthrift ways… Hospital…

Money money money

I saw this headline and had a brief moment of confusion. How on earth could the black economy make Victoria lose $620 million a year? Was all the money going abroad or interstate? I read on to find out and…

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

Their names are Claire, Billy, Amira, Sydnee, Trey. Regular east London kids, some of the many who came along to the Poplar Boys and Girls Youth Club in Tower Hamlets during two days in August to have their pictures taken,…

Better to give than to receive?

That’s what they say, and they say it often enough for John Lewis to have made it a theme for their Christmas ads. I think there’s some truth in it too. Now obviously this doesn’t apply so much when it’s…

That didn’t take long

Back at blogging for only a couple of days and already someone has destroyed another cognitive dissonance meter. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, [Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC] Dave Hartnett says that householders have a duty to…

Well, Maybe It’ll Stop Them All Rioting?

Croydon Council could have to spend up to £2.5 million installing digital aerials at 888 housing estates before the analogue to digital change-over next year, and is investigating investing up to £700,000 more to allow top of the range equipment…

NuPuritan Job Creation Scheme

Staff at some of Stoke-on-Trent’s largest companies could be offered alcohol advice sessions in the workplace as part of efforts to cut soaring numbers of problem drinkers. The plans will also see 20,000 handy guides distributed to people across the…