Articles by: Parliament Street

Book Review: Britannia Unchained by Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss

Book Review: Britannia Unchained by Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss

By Matthew Gass It’s that time of year again. Rumours of a post summer Cabinet reshuffle are in the air. Returning with them is the debate over whether preference should go to the longer serving MPs who did the heavy lifting in opposition or if it’s time to promote some of the younger, more media savvy intake of 2010. If […]

by · 21st August 2013 · Blog
A&E’s Crisis of Leadership

A&E’s Crisis of Leadership

    By Haseeb Arif MPs have slammed A&E crisis plans, aimed at relieving the immense pressure placed on these departments at times of high risk. These findings, made by a cross party commission of MPs have come amid claims that A&E departments throughout the country are missing the 4 hours waiting times. Their probe came as a result of […]

by · 6th August 2013 · Blog
Book Review: Boomerang by Michael Lewis

Book Review: Boomerang by Michael Lewis

By Matthew Gass Michael Lewis’s last book, The Big Short, sought to tell the story of the 2008 financial crash through the eyes of a handful of people who people who saw it coming. They tried to warn a lot of people, but they also made huge and risky bets on the outcome which paid off enormously. Many might view […]

by · 29th July 2013 · Blog

Japan Revisited

A few weeks ago Parliament Street blogged about how Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive economic strategy of loose monetary policy, heavy fiscal stimulus and radical liberalisation of the economy might not be living up to the hype, at least on the liberalisation front. The concern was that the necessary reforms were being blocked by special interests, not least because […]

by · 22nd July 2013 · Blog
Three letters, three numbers

Three letters, three numbers

By Haseeb Arif A National Health Scandal 13,000 – The number of “excess deaths” between 2005 and 2010. 1,600 – The number of deaths “above the national NHS average” recorded at Basildon and Thurrock university hospital. 14 – The total number of failing NHS trusts in England alone. Former Conservative Chancellor Norman Lamont once called the NHS “the closest thing […]

by · 17th July 2013 · Blog
IPSA funny old thing…

IPSA funny old thing…

By Shaun Dias The latest twist in the expenses saga was depressingly predictable The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has decided that MPs’ salary should be increased by more than £6,500 after the next election, stating that political salaries have fallen behind those of other professions. The salary increase will be around 10 per cent and will be offered in […]

by and · 16th July 2013 · Blog
Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

From the Daily Telegraph – June 21st 2013: Civil servants disciplined for abuse of Facebook A civil servant has been banned from promotion for a year for misusing social media. The employee was one of seven staff disciplined by the Welsh government for writing “inappropriate comments” on Facebook or Twitter over the past five years, it has been disclosed. The […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

The Register, a leading global online tech publication, with more than nine million monthly unique browsers worldwide, has reported on new Parliament Street research into social media misuse amongst the civil service: Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant’s squirm up greasy pole Latest government pen-pusher scolded for online idiocy Welsh bureaucrats are in trouble again for their use of social networking […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room
The Guardian reports on Parliament Street findings on social media misuse

The Guardian reports on Parliament Street findings on social media misuse

Thursday 20th June 2013 The Guardian has reported on our latest research into social media misuse amongst the civil service: Facebook comments get civil servant banned from promotion Welsh government employee posted remarks that were deemed to breach civil service code, documents show A civil servant was banned from promotion for a year following “misuse” of social media, official documents […]

by · 20th June 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley speaks to Wales Online

Steven George-Hilley speaks to Wales Online

Wales Online have covered new research by Parliament Street into social media misuse in the Welsh Government: Welsh Government civil servant banned from promotion for a year for ‘misuse’ of social media Employee was one of seven staff members disciplined by the Welsh Government for writing ‘inappropriate comments’ on Facebook or Twitter A civil servant was banned from promotion for […]

by · 20th June 2013 · Blog