Red Tape Cameron

August 13, 2011

In the parliamentary debate yesterday, Mr Cameron spoke of “reducing red tape” in order to get property repaired and London cleaned up. The example he used to demonstrate this “petty officialdom” was the insistence of local authorities to make shop keepers install toughened glass, rather than armoured steel shutters, on their shop fronts.

I’m sure he believes that every local authority has a Frenchman hidden in a cupboard, who comes out at night to add new regulations, when no one is looking.
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What Purnell Said

August 4, 2011

There’s been a lot of debate about the James Purnell film on Newsnight last week. Often the debate has misunderstood what Purnell said. I think it’s worth going back and looking at the film again and being clear about his view.

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