Triumphant Book Launch

The Chairman of Quartet Books, Naim Attallah, wrote on his blog today that the launch of Quartet’s highly topical book What Are They Doing In There was a triumph. He went on to say that; The resulting sceptical public response to political claims and assertions more than supports the case the book makes: that Parliament […]

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New book goes inside Whitehall

Having their creative ideas rejected by politicians did not deter two East Sussex women from their ambition to “do something for their country”. Julia Jeffries and Hazel Johnson this week released a book they say answers the questions everyone has in the run-up to the general election. They had seven months to research and put […]

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Healthy Eating… Or Not

If you go to page 124 of our book you will see some examples of the government’s record on healthy eating. New Labour has headed up supposedly marvellous new indicatives so that better food is served in hospitals. Although it has graduate-educated dieticians in all hospitals in the country, these dieticians were not sufficiently clever […]

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Saatchi Versus Saatchi

Here we go again, if only the Tories had listened to us 2 years ago. We gave them our brilliant ideas for posters addressing actual issues that people care about and we were told go away we have enough good ideas teams and anyway posters are old hat we get our message across via the […]

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How To Start Up Your Own School… Ho!

Michael Gove, who I sometimes have a lot of time for because he works hard and is really trying, says we should start up our own schools. As if this is some magnanimous gesture by government and not a complete cop-out and abrogation of civic responsibility. For a start how would a nurse, with two […]

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Tony Blair Is Wheeled Out Again

Tony Blair has been wheeled out again. And he has been reading our book too! (See page 27). He says “change” is a vacuous political expression. Obviously he doesn’t want change right now, (although are any of us convinced he is really on Gordon’s side?) even though he bandied “change” about a lot when he […]

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Political Wet-Blankets

It seems Michael Gove for the Tories has been reading our book! Following our suggestion he thinks it would be a good idea to introduce a longer school day and even Saturday school as happens routinely in the independent sector. However, education authorities and “the powers that be” have poured scorn on this idea already. […]

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