Will Tory Barnet's 'Ryanair Council' model backfire?

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

There’s been plenty of reaction to yesterday’s Guardian story in which Tory-controlled Barnet council revelled in their plans to adopt the practices of no-frills airlines like Ryanair in their delivery of local services: Barnet wants householders to pay extra to (…)

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Should parish councils be "completely apolitical"?

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

An intriguing row has broken out in Shoreham, West Sussex, in the lead-up to a by-election to fill a vacancy on the parish council. The local paper tells all: CONTROVERSY is stirring in grassroots politics, with the nomination of a (…)

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YouTube 'cos we want to: Kennedy, Fox News and X-Factor

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

Welcome to the return of our regular Saturday fix of a trio of videos doing the political rounds. You can catch up on our previous outings by clicking here. First up, this week’s news over the pond has been dominated (…)

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