30 April 2014
Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier.
20 December 2013
The coalition government, and in particular its Conservative wing, has been described as "Maoist" on public...
25 November 2013
The police service is undergoing tumultuous change and faces huge challenges. Police integrity has been brought into...
19 November 2013
Today’s 'offer' by G4S to reimburse the public purse by £24.1m following revelations of...
28 May 2013
George Osborne announced this morning that seven government departments have already agreed to further spending cuts in...
18 April 2013
Characteristically liberal policies that would be dismissed out of hand by right-wing commentators in Britain, such as...
16 November 2012
I have a confession to make. I think directly elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are a positive step...
22 October 2012
David Cameron has today announced that he is to "put rocket boosters" under the coalition's payment by...
26 August 2012
Amid the outcry over the first ever fall in the numbers getting a C or above at GCSE, it is easy to forget...
07 August 2012
In recent months, we have seen a growing clamour from right-of-centre think-tanks for private companies to be able to...
17 July 2012
The failure of G4S to deliver sufficient security staff to cover Olympic venues has reignited the debate about the role...
04 June 2012
Beyond the politics of confrontation.
20 February 2012
There are no empirical grounds for handing state schools over to the private sector. In recent months we have seen a...
07 October 2011
Dear Stephen and Andy,Since the general election, Labour has played a largely reactive role on public service reform,...
15 June 2011
Following the debacle on health reform, the government is desperate to get its public service reform programme back on...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?