The Ofcom website isn't quite a winner in the plain English stakes.
Had a series of calls from 01625 664 756 where whenever you answer the phone, it just goes dead? These sort of silent calls are meant to be controlled by strict regulation, but the phone marketing industry in the UK has a fair number of questionable firms who regularly flout the rules – until people complain […]
If you are familiar with Tim Harford's work, whether as an author, print journalist or broadcaster, then this book is not a surprise. It is, as you would expect, well-written, de-mystifying complicated subjects and giving the novice an understandable overview of controversial and complicated area, explaining what the experts agree on, what they disagree on - and why.
Road works sign dumped in flowerbed – but Haringey Council says can’t remove it for “health and safety” reasons
Ah, Haringey Council. The fourth most complained about council in the whole country, one of the worst for fixing roads and the council which failed to answer more than 1 in 3 calls made to it. No wonder Haringey Council was rated the worst in London by the final Audit Commission review. Of course, Haringey […]
Nigel Farage's leadership ratings are in sharp decline, as shown by the data from IPSOS-MORI.
The most powerful thing a pressure group can do at the next election is something none has ever done
A candidate for a political party could stand as a joint candidate, with a joint description and special logo on the ballot paper, reminding voters at the most crucial key final moment before voting that this candidate is the one which gets the approval of the pressure group.
Jerry Brown, American pioneer of small-donor funded, technologically innovative, grassroots Presidential campaigns (see 1992 and his use of freephone numbers), three times failed Presidential candidate and former Governor of California, has had a remarkably successful last few years – thanks to be re-elected as Governor nearly thirty years after he last left the post. On […]
Written by a Conservative MP and a Daily Telegraph political journalist, Conundrum: Why every government gets things wrong – and what we can do about it is – as the last part of the title suggests – rather more friendly to public services than you might expect from that author combination. It is a book […]
Nick Clegg copies Liberator, closing the Lib Dem tax gap, Christmas present ideas for politicos and more….
That’s just a sample of what will be in Liberal Democrat Newswire #41, hitting people’s email inboxes later this week. As an added bonus, this edition also includes some special book offers from Biteback for my readers, including on the new Shirley Williams biography. Thousands of others already receive what the Daily Telegraph earlier this […]
More comedy genius from Australia’s Clarke and Dawe: You can also watch this on YouTube.