Monthly Archives: January 2016

EU is incapable of reform

I am afraid I think the European Union is set on a path of empire building and ever closer union and that it is incapable of major change and unwilling to consider the scale of reform we should be demanding. I say … Continue reading

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Dreaming spires need to wake up

Oxford University is probably reeling at the arrival of the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, who is, fairly obviously, a woman and the first lady to fill that post at Oxford.  She has got off to a good start by … Continue reading

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Gambling fever

There has been a lot of media hype about the lottery prize which has grown to £66 million this week and I gather two people have won half each. I am not sure I envy them!  I suspect they will … Continue reading

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Why free services fail

Which UK public services have consistently failed to achieve good quality? Top of the list must be the NHS and our school system. Why?  I think four reasons: they are both massive near monopolies; they are heavily unionised; they are … Continue reading

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Tracking parcels, pets and people

It is fascinating how events and news items come together at times. I have recently ordered several items from the Internet and am hugely impressed to see the delivery of relatively small items can be tracked with amazing accuracy.  I … Continue reading

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