The problem with many parts of our public sector..

…is that the worst of aspects of statism, got all mangled up with the the the quasi market bullshit that defined neo-liberalism. The controlling element of both was maintained, as was the invisibility to political debate and both were surefire recipes for bureacracy. And the knowledge that should have underpinned the development of our public…

Voters ‘feel’ politics is corrupt.

Er. No. It is. That is not the same as democracy being done in, especially as the corruption is so localised, and the mechanisms which uphold it offer so little of value. The PR politics industry is a relatively new thing. I know when we think about mobile phones we can’t imagine how we ever…

‘Ordinary people’..

Politicians and media types talking about listening to ‘ordinary people’. As  opposed to extraordinary where?

Question?

If the left didn’t jump to the tune to the Daily Mail played…..how would the rest of our political class, base policy on the Daily Mail agenda? And if we didn’t have the Daily Mail agenda, how could inequality be consistently exploited for economic policy aims? Don’t be daft, we need Samantha Brick…. A symbiotic…

Petrol bought on credit…

..was exactly what the economy needs. HT@chuzzlit (whose tweet I basically stole…but only because it is exactly what I sighed when I read it)

Writers as bait

This article by Hadley Freeman in the Guardian is bang on. To all those who felt the best way to respond to the misogyny of the fail by attacking Samantha Brick, well done.  You are why the Daily Mail loves twitter and thanks it for the links. I did want to draw attention to one…