Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prevent cuts before services disappear forever.

During a slightly unhinged tirade at a colleague today, I found myself in the strange situation of momentarily pausing to contemplate the significance of my own words. “When these services are cut they will not come back”, I eloquently stated. … Continue reading

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Councils cut with a view to votes

Eric Pickles is asserting his hefty influence over councils’ ability to implement localism policy. He has warned councils to not let rubbish collection slip, as this will infuriate middle England. If not, “the cause of localism will be set back … Continue reading

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Spying on the Activists

What with all these unearthings of undercover cops infiltrating activist groups, I wouldn’t be surprised by high levels of edginess from leftist movements. We’re being spied on and treated as potential terrorist threats. So much for our civil rights to … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs rewarded for gambling; business as usual.

The controversial global investment bank Goldman Sachs has recently endowed its staff with bonuses totalling £10bn. This is as youth unemployment in the UK closely approaches 1bn. This is in the wake of highly controversial commodity speculation that is a … Continue reading

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Victims are not always heard.

As protests to the cuts develop, a balance needs to be struck between diversification and fragmentation. The scope of these huge, in many cases unprecedented cuts in public expenditure will effect various parts of the country in a variety of … Continue reading

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Protest 29 January

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is planning a protest on the 29th January. Let’s make this one count.  There are a lot of upcoming actions and demonstrations, including an EMA demo on Wednesday (19th). Trade Union support is … Continue reading

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Don’t expect universities to change Mr Hughes.

For a couple of key Lib Dems, it is payback time for UK universities. Subversive coalition maverick, Simon Hughes, has announced yesterday that universities, content with a dream-like policy arrangement, will now HAVE to be more representative in terms of … Continue reading

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