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Hackgate: When Life Imitates Yes, Minister

Events are unfolding too quickly for them to be written about. At the moment all I can think to do is to post this from Yes, Minister. It’s from The Whiskey Priest. If you don’t have it on DVD I’m … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s Social Mobility Strategy: targeting the wrong thing in the wrong way for the wrong reasons.

“It’s the law of inverse relevance. The less you intend to do about something, the more you have to keep talking about it.” – Sir Arnold Robinson, Yes Minister. Nick Clegg has launched a social mobility strategy. A hefty report was … Continue reading

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“You can’t handle the truth!” – A look at Wikileaks

 These abuses had been going on perfectly well for years. What people hated was being told about it. (Sir Humphrey Appleby, The Compassionate Society). I had a half-formed piece about Wikileaks from August, around the time they released thousands of … Continue reading

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Something to read

Sorry it’s been a bit slow here recently – I’ve had a spot of conjunctivitis and some thesis work to catch up on. Here’s something good to read though, from Jane Watkinson, which could easily fit in with my occasional … Continue reading

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How life imitates Yes, Minister (2)

Do you remember the Yes, Minister episode where there is a brand-new hospital with over five hundred administrative staff and no patients? I had that mind when I saw this story: The Welsh assembly is speeding up school closure consultations after … Continue reading

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How life imitates Yes, Minister

You might have noticed by now that I have a slight obsession with Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. If I ruled the world (or, less ambitiously, if I controlled the curriculum) I would have pupils watch it in schools, … Continue reading

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