Monthly Archives: March 2013

What is the education argument really about?

First, happy Easter! It seems unseasonal to be writing to you today, but it’s a busy life and it’s easier to do it when there’s a bit of spare time to think. New blog format with comments option I’ve been … Continue reading

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Health and social services

Something that I’ve never understood was the separation of the Department of Health from Social Services, way back in 1988. The two are intimately linked, since a good social service network eases the strain on hospitals. Conversely, without good social … Continue reading

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What do we want in the Budget?

The Budget’s coming up in a week and as usual there is no shortage of advice. My view, for what it’s worth: • Globally, the economy is starting to look up a little. The US in particular is doing better, … Continue reading

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Prisons and reoffending

I’ve written before about our horrific 70% reoffending rate and the Justice Select Committee report that I helped to prepare looking at which alternatives work. There was an interesting recent piece on a Norwegian prison for some particularly serious criminals, … Continue reading

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