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Oh Deer...

Oh Deer…


This is an actual job from the Scottish ‘Government’:


Deer Officer


£21,292 - £28,520


This post is responsible for delivering Deer...

11:10 AM November 06, 2007

Keeping an eye on the cost of Identity Cards

EyeOne of the main reasons...

10:48 AM November 06, 2007

Non-jobs in Hertfordshire

MoneyHard-working activists in Hertfordshire have...

9:22 AM November 06, 2007

Stoke Council cut back on rubbish collection

1748001 Residents in Fenton, Stoke-On-Trent,...

5:38 PM November 05, 2007

South West Surrey TPA in the news

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Congratulations to Peter Webb and the South West Surrey TPA branch.  TPA...

10:59 AM November 05, 2007

The Adam Smith Institute on welfare reform

The Adam Smith Institute have published an excellent study (PDF) on the vitally important subject of welfare reform.  It...

9:55 AM November 05, 2007

State education failure: reading

A report published by the Cambridge Primary Review, the biggest inquiry into primary education for decades, has found that the...

9:41 AM November 02, 2007

Business Link staff warn public cash will be wasted on move

BusinesslinkBuiness Link West Midlands, a...

2:16 PM November 01, 2007

The 'pink elephant' lives on...

We are about to be hearing a lot more about The Public, the vastly over budget arts centre in West...

11:56 AM November 01, 2007

Blaming the cancer victim

An excellent blog over at An Englishman's Castle (via Devils Kitchen) explains that the report that too much...

10:28 AM November 01, 2007

Scuffling At The Pension Trough

Threatening Schools Week

Apparently it is Threatening Schools Week.  Yesterday the Charities Commission threatened to remove charitable status from private schools they...

10:18 AM October 31, 2007

Possible U-turn on capital gains tax

In what appears to be at least a partial climbdown, the  Government is considering re-introducing a capital gains tax retirement...

9:47 AM October 31, 2007

Council join quangos to back 'Media festival'

It is reported in the Birmingham Post today that Birmingham City Council are looking to sponsor a proposed ‘media festival’...

3:05 PM October 30, 2007

Threatening private schools - the last refuge of defenders of unreformed state education

The Telegraph reports that the Charities Commission are threatening to get tough with private schools who they believe don't...

1:29 PM October 30, 2007

IPOD generation: government failing to learn lessons

The think tank Reform has released an updated version of its important report on the IPOD generation. This time,...

1:12 PM October 30, 2007

On The Show This Morning...

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More on superbugs

Margarent McCartney's article in the Financial Times on superbugs is well worth reading.  In particular, this section gets at...

10:01 AM October 29, 2007

Weekly Waste Watch- 79

Quackers regulations

ClownsYesterday a council instructed a...

12:29 PM October 26, 2007

Jeremy Leggett on Renewable Power

Leggett's article for Comment is Free is so idiotic it is positively painful. I'll fisk it and then quickly...

12:17 PM October 26, 2007

New Deal No Deal For Taxpayers

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How to get shameless...

11:50 AM October 26, 2007

Truancy rises again

Still-rising levels of truancy, reported today by the Independent, are a result of the failure of an education system...

11:36 AM October 26, 2007

London area social

Around 40 TPA supporters and activists joined us last night at the Old Monk Pub for the first London...

11:16 AM October 26, 2007

MPs record expenses "extortionate", says TaxPayers' Alliance

  • TPA says MPs "should be ashamed of themselves"

  • Increase per MP calculated by TPA...

7:41 PM October 25, 2007

MPs’ EXPENSES: Tories best value for money, Plaid Cymru worst

The TPA’s analysis of today’s expense claim figures for MPs ranks the main Parties by the average amount claimed per...

7:36 PM October 25, 2007

£34k for a 'Young Mayor Coordinator'

Money_2Have a read of this...

5:48 PM October 25, 2007

Coventry City Council advertises for 'Lifestyle Coach'

In the wake of the TaxPayers’ Alliance inadvertently attracting media attention for their “non-job” of the week - as advertised...

4:51 PM October 25, 2007

Keep off the grass...even if you're cutting it

ClownsCan’t council bureaucrats find anything...

12:04 PM October 25, 2007


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