Syria and Western democracy

by on May 6, 2013

One UN officer has recently suggested that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was by the rebels. (See for example CNN).

This neatly exposes [more…]

The Panoptican is alive and well

by on April 30, 2013

Check out the image on this article. The one towards the bottom of the page by Lucy Nicholson, with the steel cages arranged in a [more…]

Where does all your money go?

by on April 27, 2013

I was planning to write a series of posts on local government but this will probably be the only one in the series. As soon [more…]

Bread and Circuses

by on April 23, 2013

I've heard about a new web site which will offer patients / customers the opportunity to rank their local hospital. The web site appears to [more…]

The Pupil Premium and Oxfordshire County Council

by on March 19, 2013

The 'pupil premium' is a fund created by the government which is distributed via local authorities to schools. It is linked to the number of [more…]

Regime change – a few thoughts about power in the light of Syria

by on March 16, 2013

So. Cameron is considering arming the opposition in Syria. This would be a logical sequitor to the breach and abuse of UN resolutions 1970 and [more…]