The death of Fifel Castro today has reminded me of my visit to Cuba in 1978 to attend the World Youth Festival and how it became not only a showcase for Cuba but allowed the rising student elite of Britain to hone their skills for future roles.
Month: November 2016
Bumped by Trump: How Whitehall used the US elections as cover for £1 billion military spending blunders
Nearly £1 billion of blunders by the Ministry of Defence and the Treasury were made public on the day of the US election when press attention was elsewhere – ensuring little or no coverage.
These included money to war injured soldiers and control over defence orders.
Sir Richard Henriques report into the failure of high profile police inquiries into public figures accused of historic child sexual abuse proposes a radical rebalance in future investigations – aimed at protecting suspects as much as those who accuse them. They go too far.
Northumbria Police are to investigate whether ” Nick ” the main complainant and survivor in Operation Midland investigation by the Met Police should be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice. I think this going to be highly unlikely in view of another failed prosecution.
Yvette Cooper , the new chair of the Commons Home affairs Committee, is quite right to rebuke judge Dame Lowell Goddard for refusing to appear before Parliament ot explain her resignation as chair of the independent child sexual abuse inquiry. It is both a disgrace and arrogant
Acas, the uncontroversial body that tries to mediate and reconcile disputes between workers and employers is about to become embroiled in its own dispute between staff and bosses.
The slanted right wing media coverage of the court decision has a fueled a popularism not supported by the facts. The very people who voted to leave should be pleased. It is reasserting our sovereignty.
Change can either be incremental or violent. If we reject the former, we had better be prepared for the latter.
Exaro’s website has been taken down and removed from the net. But a large part of the articles written by staff have been saved and can be viewed through this link. But the link is not as comprehensive as it should be as some articles have mysteriously disappeared.
Conservative MPs including a large swathe of Cabinet ministers decided last night that Keith Vaz, the former Labour chairman of the home affairs committee, should be appointed to the justice committee. This is while a recent scandal involving male prostitutes has still to be sorted. Why?