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TCC Conference – Ruling Britannia: Magna Carta to Digital Democracy

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 19 We are combining with Unlock Democracy, the national organisation for democratic change, to hold a major conference in March on the state of democracy in Britain. We will publish the date and location as soon as they are confirmed. 800th anniversary celebrations of Magna Carta seem a self-congratulatory and complacent …

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How the NHS was sold off

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 17 The fundamental principles of the NHS, a health service for all free at the point of use and protected by government, have been cut off at the knees by legislation introduced by the current government. It is so complex (an order of magnitude larger than the original post-war NHS legislation) …

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Devolution, by ‘eck!

Mark Page, 2014 Aug 01 Underpants The Papua New Guineans are a fractious lot. A highlanders’ joke suggests there are three types of people: family, in-laws and targets. Another joke: when PNG gained its independence in 1975, an old fella from the village was bitterly disappointed to find out that, during the ensuing celebrations, he …

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Government private sector contracts subsidise inequality

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 04 The Equality Trust says “The value of government contracts handed to the private sector has increased dramatically over the last five years and is likely to continue growing at a rapid pace. This recent growth in outsourcing has raised concerns, with a number of private providers widely criticised for poor transparency, …

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