Tag Archives: transparency

How Low Have we Sunk?

Standards in public life are perceived to be at an all-time low. This is a problem. It is a problem because it means that people don’t trust politicians and all those associated with politics (and that includes many public servants). … Continue reading

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Democratic Deficit

I’ve written before about the antiquated and unfair voting system in the UK. But here, I’m going to widen this to look at the democratic system in the UK more broadly. We’ve just been subjected to weeks of rhetoric about … Continue reading

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TTIP – the discussion rolls on

The campaigns to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue apace. And the same holds true for the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA). And we can’t afford to sit back and hope for the best, because our own … Continue reading

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Backbench Business in the House of Commons – What it does and doesn’t mean

Palestine vote: MPs take historic decision to recognise Palestinian state. That headline is from the Independent on 13 October 2014, the day the vote took place. I applaud this decision; indeed, think this is an immensely important moment. As other … Continue reading

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Data integrity – a clear imperative for all

So often you read stuff in the papers or hear data reported/analysed/ speculated on and when you think about the numbers you hear you wonder: do they make sense? Just today, I read an article saying that the UK was … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – revisited – again! And CETA – the EU – Canadian Equivalent

So now the European Commission Consultation has closed, they are overwhelmed by over 150 000 responses and what do they do? Do they put all the person power they have on analysing the responses, trying to understand why so many … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY – BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

For most people, the European Elections are over and done with. Move on to the next issue. But there is still much to be said about the results and about the elections themselves. Here in the UK, most of the headlines … Continue reading

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