Squashing people…

by on August 4, 2017

This is a personal post by the editor of The New Observer.

I've just signed up for a 'permanent' job - something that millions of [more…]

Glenfell – the cover-up

by on June 30, 2017

For a brief moment it seemed like there would, on this occasion, be no cover-up.

Sadly, that turns out to be an illusion. The terms [more…]

Provisional morals of the Glenfell fire tragedy

by on June 16, 2017

How many of the deaths in the Grenfell Tower disaster were avoidable?

Possibly all.

One man, at least, escaped from the top floor - carrying [more…]

True tales from Britain’s public sector (1)

by on June 15, 2017

Your editor went for a job interview the other day - at a Higher Education public sector organisation which will remain nameless.

One of the [more…]

Why do the Tories keep winning elections?

by on June 10, 2017

A complex question but here are two factors:

1) The Labour Party will spend too much money. This is what happened last time. This would [more…]

A lack of realism in the political class response to terrorism

by on June 5, 2017

At least one of the attackers on the 7/7 London Tube bombings was known to the intelligence services. [1]

Khalid Masood who attacked Parliament on [more…]