P3. When they say it’s all fine, reach for the long spoon!

We have all seen immense amounts of punditry on Brexit, Trump election etc. The truth must be that since neither of these projects have anything approaching a coherent plan, even some of the very well educated guesses doing the rounds will be miles off target. In this context it is easy for supporters of recent […]

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P2 Whatever happened to the smell test?

I have never met Dominic Chappell, Mike Ashley or Philip Green, but I am sure they hard to resist once they are on a roll and the fact that the latter two are really rich can only add to their clout. The Parliamentary Committee hearings over the past few days have been gripping and the […]

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P1 Short Term Life

On the radio yesterday there was an item about how NHS Trusts are trying to deal with government funding targets and ever increasing demand. The interviewee was knowledgeable and senior and ¬†explained the sorts of accounting tricks which are being used to meet performance targets by mortgaging the future. This will all sound familiar to […]

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