Blog Posts - British Governmental Departments And Institutions

The Great Example

‘Arguably the greatest peacetime Prime Minister in British History’ D.Read- Peel and the Victorians 1987   The current Coalition government in the United Kingdom and its policies are always being compared to what has gone previously. Some commen...
by Politics On Toast on Apr 11, 2012

The NHS or the UnNHS?

The ongoing debacle rumbling around Westminster and protestors offices about Andrew Lansley’s fabled and long cherished health bill is continuing, with many points of controversy and disagreement. Looking over all the rhetoric and management jargon...
by Politics On Toast on Mar 4, 2012

The power of veto: Are the floodgates open?

David Cameron’s veto of the EU treaty to fix the Eurozone crisis may only really have stalled, rather than prevented, Europe’s fiscal union, but  it has potentially opened the floodgates for the use of what was once an unmentionable forc...
by Politics On Toast on Feb 6, 2012

Entertaining the troops: £400,000 is a small price to pay

There has been a certain amount of controversy over the last couple of days after it was revealed by the MoD that it spent around £400,000 of taxpayer’s money last year sending celebrities to meet and entertain British troops in Afghanistan. Defen...
by Politics On Toast on Jan 24, 2012

What future lies ahead for the British Armed Forces?

‘Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves’ – things have changed a lot since this was written. Nowadays it’s more like ‘Britannia rules the patch of water surrounding Britain, and even then barely.’ Perhaps I’m being too harsh. I would...
by Politics On Toast on Jan 12, 2012

Europe’s Last Dictator: Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus

Reading the papers today I was struck by the quality of coverage on North Korea and the evil masterminds behind one of the most closed countries on earth. There was a lot of talk about how in a globalised world, North Korea and countries such as Cuba...
by Politics On Toast on Dec 23, 2011

The need to overcome Left vs Right: A legacy of Blair

In the modern political arena how can it be that every action, every reaction, every policy can still be assessed on the basis of ”the Left” vs ”the Right”. If these terms weren’t dead in the water decades ago, they cert...
by Politics On Toast on Dec 17, 2011

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