Daily Archives: November 29, 2009

Jim Pickard

The Cabinet Office white paper on “Smarter Government” has been leaked by the Tories over the weekend. It is full of promises to make efficiency savings, move more civil servants out of London, sell public assets and the usual stuff.

It also has the whiff of a document cobbled together at short notice, judging by some of the promises in the draft (published after last week’s cabinet meeting where the strategy was approved). Read more

Jim Pickard

Fascinating account in the Sunday Times today of tensions between Gordon Brown and his defence secretary, who last week seemed to criticise President Barack Obama for his delay in sending more troops to Afghanistan. Read more