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Getting into the top universities

The Sutton Trust reports (PDF) that state school pupils do not have the same chance of getting into top...

6:16 PM September 20, 2007

The "rich" are merely those who earn more than MPs

An interesting piece from the Scotsman points out that while the Liberal Democrats plan to hammer "rich" households earning...

12:32 PM September 20, 2007

Not Me Guv Government

Poems on 'The Public' by David Bartley

Black Country poet and West Midlands TaxPayers’ Alliance supporter David Bartley has written some poetry inspired by the unopened £70...

12:43 PM September 19, 2007

Britain falls in international education league tables

The Times reports another international comparison that shows failure in British education.  It uses exam results which there is...

12:43 PM September 19, 2007

Non-job of the Week

Smallbluebin When Islington Council has...

12:03 PM September 19, 2007

Mela organisers demand £34k from Birmingham City Council

Testament to how generous Birmingham City Council are known to be with their (our) cash, the organisers of July’s Banga...

5:59 PM September 18, 2007

Restrictive surgery hours costs business £1 billion every year

The Times reports a new survey showing the cost to Britain of time off to visit the doctor.

"The Confederation...

5:09 PM September 18, 2007

Public see little prospect of improvement in the public services

The Financial Times reports a decline in the numbers expecting improvements in the public services:

"On public services generally, those...

4:40 PM September 18, 2007

Primary Care System in Need of Urgent Reform

Closed_sign2_3The health service exists not...

3:57 PM September 18, 2007

Blank Cheque

Taxpayers introducing local democracy

A local Dorset campaign group has used UK legislation to stage its own ‘parish referendum’ on the EU constitution.


From the...

11:08 AM September 18, 2007

Zac Goldsmith responds to his critics

Goldsmith’s response to his critics has more than a whiff of desperation.  He starts out by separating bans and...

2:50 PM September 17, 2007

Beyond Parody

So that's what the non-jobbers do all day...

1:27 PM September 17, 2007

A wheelie bad waste in Ashford

OakcycleAshford Borough Council, fresh after...

11:45 AM September 17, 2007

Weekly Waste Watch- 74

COMING SOON! - THE MUST-HAVE NOVELTY GAME OF THE PARTY CONFERENCE SEASON

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12:59 PM September 14, 2007

Yours!

Tower Shamlets at it again...

From this morning’s Metro newspaper:


“Two white councillors have hit out after being excluded from a meeting because of their...

10:53 AM September 14, 2007

TPA ignites tax debate in Norwich

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The TPA has today scored a success in Norwich.  The Norwich Evening...

6:10 PM September 13, 2007

Staffordshire County Council Non-jobs

Whilst Stoke-On-Trent Council advertise for a £75,000-per-year spin doctor as reported in last week’s The Sentinel, Staffordshire County Council now...

5:38 PM September 13, 2007

TaxPayers' Alliance response to the Quality of Life Policy Group

This document sets out the problems with the "Blueprint for a Green Economy:  Submission to the Shadow Cabinet" report of...

5:17 PM September 13, 2007

Islington Branch to kick off their campaigns!

Wednesday saw the first meeting of the Islington TPA, with an impressive turnout of activists committed to a grassroots campaign...

1:04 PM September 13, 2007

Bosses And Beds

Political-Correctness in Cornwall

TPA supporter Richard Jones has let us know of some political-correctness-gone-mad down in Cornwall.  Local resident Denis Lusby had...

7:03 PM September 12, 2007

Government Project Disasters

Note to Basildon Council - you are being watched...

A TPA activist has alerted us to this shocking example of government waste in
Basildon Council:


"Inclusion & Diversity Manager To...

3:42 PM September 12, 2007

Non-job of the week

SmallbluebinLast week Tower Shamlets council...

1:34 PM September 12, 2007

Advantage West Midlands spend your real money on their virtual project

Most of us know very little about high-tech ‘virtual world’ gaming, so it might come as a surprise that the...

6:06 PM September 11, 2007

Wanless Shocker


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