Entries by Colin Talbot from 07/2011

Schools for Government

| Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

Americans hate government, Brits love it (I exaggerate for effect). But Americans have dozens upon dozens of schools of public affairs/administration/policy/management; we in the UK have virtually zilch. How come?

First Phone Hacking, Now Police Bribery - This is Now a Crisis for the UK Government Too

| Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Politics

The explosive story about phone hacking, and now police bribery, involving the News of the World (NoW) and Rupert Murdoch's News International (NI) is fast escalating into a political crisis for the Coalition government.

Public Service: Mutually Assured Destruction?

| Posted 07.14.2011 | UK Politics

The long-delayed Open Public Services White Paper finally appeared on Monday July 11th, but hardly anyone noticed. Why is a comprehensive policy framework needed?

Open Public Services, or Naked Ideology?

| Posted 07.15.2011 | UK Politics

The long delayed government White Paper "Open Public Services" finally arrived, although few noticed as it was drowned out by the sound of Rupert Murdoch's empire collapsing.