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Has Claire Perry MP broken the law?

I have corresponded with Claire Perry, MP for Devizes on a few occasions, on personal matters or on wider policy issues. In all cases I was writing to her in her role as MP and not as an individual or

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Wiltshire Council Review of Youth Service

WC have published details of their proposals for the Youth Service on its young people’s web site called Sparksite. This is the start of a so called consultation. The information provided is however misleading, manipulative and dishonest. It pretends that

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Posted in Community, Education, Politics

Affordable housing – supply issues

Previous posts have looked at the way we provide affordable housing in the UK and identified some problems with that approach and at shanty towns in the developing world. In this post I want to touch on some of the

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Posted in Economy, Housing, Politics

The problems of policy making from the centre

Two fairly recent reports have been lauded to the skies by the government as indicators that the old days of excessive centralisation are over. These are the ‘Portas Review (pdf file)’, published at the end of 2011 and ‘No Stone

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