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The false promise of consultation

Posted by Richard D North under 'Power To The People!' on 19 September 2008. No comments.

Successive governments have insisted that they are “listening” in a new way. They seek – fairly enough – to address a modern anxiety that politicians “are out of touch”. But modern “public consultation” doesn’t make policy. It never did, and can’t now. More »

Tories promise Cabinet government

Posted by Richard D North under Dare to be dull / The wisdom of crowds on 18 September 2008. No comments.

D Cameron and G Brown both promised they would inaugurate a return to Cabinet government. In both cases, that was before they got the job. GB comprehensively dished his promise. DC has yet to be given a chance to come good. But here’s what Francis Maude, one of his most senior lieutenants, promised. More »

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