From the TUC

They Just Don’t Get It #3: Short-sighted managers

Tim Page

08 Oct 2008, by in Working Life

OK, so I can’t compete with Nigel’s nomination of Lord Jones for today’s ‘They just don’t get it’ award (see Nigel’s post below), but I think some of our more short-sighted managers earn themselves second place. Such short-sightedness is highlighted in a study released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The CIPD tells us: “A new…




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Now that we’re owners

Nigel Stanley

08 Oct 2008, by in Economics

It’s a peculiar day. The banking sector has been partially nationalised  and with universal support. The Tax Payers’ Alliance accepts that this is the only game in town. The Conservatives are trying to sound tougher on the banks than the government. I suppose that there must be some fruit-loop market fundamentalists that oppose today’s rescue package in…




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They Just Don’t Get It #2: Digby Jones

Nigel Stanley

08 Oct 2008, by in Economics

At least when Digby Jones was a member of the government he was bound by collective responsibility, even if from time to time he stretched it rather more imaginatively than most. But today he has popped up on the BBC News Channel as the ambassador for the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Committee. He looks like…




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Clean coal – all hands on DECC

Philip Pearson

07 Oct 2008, by in Environment

A crucial European Parliament vote today (October 7) will help define the EU’s view on how to spend 30 billion euros ($40.77 billion) that EU member states will earn annually from selling carbon emissions permits from 2013. The vote could support 10 bn euros of aid for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Many MEPs will…




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Marching against child poverty

Nigel Stanley

06 Oct 2008, by in Society & Welfare

I confess that I am a little jaded about demos. Unless you can get turn-outs the size of stop-the-war or the Countryside Alliance no-one takes a great deal of notice. Many seem to consist of a lot of the same people selling newspapers to each other, and are often a bit glum – everyone there…




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