A Conservative government wants to introduce a measure which would benefit it electorally and for which it hasn’t produced strong evidence. … Read the full post »
Read about the Conservative politician and minister, Eric Pickles.
He was Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar 1992-2017.
A long list of recommendations should always have a careful reader diving for the details to see quite what is lurking in the list. … Read the full post »
Eric Pickles, the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion, is to review electoral fraud and make recommendations on what more could be done to tackle it. … Read the full post »
Naomi Eisenstadt was the first director of the Sure Start program when it was created under Labour. … Read the full post »
As for what Lynne Featherstone said about Steve Hilton, if think think that was acerbic, you should hear what plenty of Lib Dems in Whitehall say about him… … Read the full post »
Looking through the local council by-laws still in force in the London Borough of Islington, I came across this one on spitting… … Read the full post »
Long-time readers will know that I’ve often criticised the widespread practice of local authority Chief Executives pocketing extra payments for running elections. … Read the full post »
There’s been some promising chatter in the run-up to next week’s Budget about two major changes to our tax system. … Read the full post »
It’s very common to see local councils advertising in local newspapers, and they are often one of the main sources of advertising revenue for the local press. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #3 is out: what Eric Pickles got right, how Labour was going to cut more, our freedoms extended, conference previewed and more. … Read the full post »