No offence to the outraged and concerned..

School meal sizes are not why kids are going hungry. The lack of concern over quality of outsourced services, including catering, across our public sector is a problem, and the poor quality of school meals is part of this. But the outrage and concern over kids going hungry is really conflating two different issues here….

Banks

In 2007, most of us didn’t give banks a second thought beyond the occasional review at our branch, and the overdraft charges it was becoming apparent were a scam. This bit in the Guardian today, a great article, but no longer surprising. The question is when did the transfer of power occur, and how. And…

Tweet stream…

From @hoodedman1187. I asked him to blog it, but he’s shy. I was going to plagiarise the tweets, but the tweet stream is coherent. His views on ‘apprenticeships’, which I wholeheartedly agree with. And in a town where the last of the time served apprentices is turning 40, and remembers being scathing about the YTS…

When the government behave…

…like trolls or someone trying to get someone to dump them, with increasingly ridiculous ruses, the question is posed; Why? And there is no doubt that the shit coming out of our political media in the last few weeks, has been utterly ridiculous. Really. And there is aways a reason, even if the discussion that…

I am utterly stunned…

A ‘leaked’ email shows minister’s being ‘misled’ on key issues around privacy.  Seriously, that smell of horseshit is getting stronger.

Snoopy Dave

I have to be honest, I assumed the government did read your emails. And your private messages, and occasionally listened to phone calls.  I kind of assumed there was now a room at GCHQ for following twitter profiles. Second decade of our neverending war on no-one, drugs, chavs, ASBOS, and shadows in the dark and…