Tag: bureaucracy

Spend That Public Money Faster!

A beehive sculpture costing thousands of pounds has been removed from a public park after complaints it looked ‘too rude’. We aren’t shown a ‘before’ photo, but we can imagine… Award-winning sculptor Thompson Dagnall – who was paid around £3,500…

Here’s A Thought; Make Up Your Own Minds…

Recommendations that babies should be breastfed for six months, without introducing solid food or other liquids, is considered “unrealistic and unachievable” by many families, experts from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Stirling argue. Well, that’s why they…

Right-on Dave strikes again

Cameramong’s latest brain spasm, it seems, is to force companies to appoint women, showing once again that he has absolutely no understanding of the concept of freedom. David Cameron warned that the UK’s inability to exploit women’s full potential as…

More Free Lunches Demanded…

All children under five in care in London should be sent a free book a month to boost their reading and prospects later in life, the Commons was being told today. Well, that’ll get rid of a few more unsold…

Let’s get the flock out of here

Or, if we’re talking about pigs, the herd. And obviously that’s a lot easier if the herd has its own fully signed, designated escape route which it knows because there have been escape drills. Yes, we’re still talking about pigs, and…

Permission must be sought for everything

I’ve occasionally had to defend Oz against charges that it’s turned into a nightmare bureaucracy cum fascist society where everything is either banned, compulsory or requires prior application in triplicate for the relevant licence. One day, maybe, but not yet.…

Signs And Portents For 2012…

In a sign that does not bode well for next summer’s celebration of sporting excellence, the biggest test event so far for the 2012 Olympic Games was marred yesterday by angry confrontations between drivers and stewards. Oh, dear. What went…

Points Mean Prizes!

Hundreds of schools have driven up the amount they will be paid under the Government’s “pupil premium” initiative – designed to “reward” them for taking poorer children – by encouraging parents to apply for free school meals (FSM) for their…