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Apols if this discussion has already been had, but I'm prompted to post this after searching the Electoral Commission website just now for promo materials on the Bham Mayor referendum in Chinese…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Mar 25, 2012.

 

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Steve Radford commented on Kate Gordon's blog post Poverty matters more than inequality
"   I caught most of this interview in the Radio this evening. It is stunning how such educated and intelligent people can still come out with such utter drivel. McCloskey said she wanted the people of Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa to…"
May 27
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Dec 1, 2013
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Equal societies

Prof Richard Wilkinson spoke at Birmingham's Fairbrum event yesterday.  I know many people here have read The Spirit Level - probably everybody - but here's the slide set from yesterday's talk which may contain information not in the book (so now you know I haven't read it).  It was a really interesting presentation, sadly curtailed by the Chair who felt it necessary to invite Qs even though the audience clearly wanted Prof Wilkinson to reach the conclusion he plainly hadn't reached. …See More
Jul 11, 2013
Kate Gordon posted a blog post

Labour & the Welfare State

R4 tonight bbc.in/12NAWgJhttp://www.sochealth.co.uk/public-health-and-wellbeing/beveridge-report/Re: Para 15 of the Beveridge Report - did he have a crystal ball?  70 years later, and the debate is the same.  That's politicians for you!   See More
May 27, 2013
Kate Gordon posted a blog post

Community Development

maybe not as NATCAN people know it??http://www.nalm2010.org.uk/uploads/6/6/0/6/6606397/working_with_communities_developing_communities_copy.pdf"Community Development’ sees the local population as an asset not a drawback, providing answers, not creating problems. Working with and developing communities will make commissioning better, easier and promote more…See More
Apr 6, 2013
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Holiday reads

Relaxing stuff for a bank holiday evening Kings Fund updated timeline on changes to NHS organisation http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/topics/nhs-reform/health-and-social-care-act-2012-timelineDH interactive guide to new health & social care landscapehttp://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/system/See More
Apr 1, 2013
Kate Gordon commented on Kate Gordon's blog post DCLG funds Public Service Revolutionaries. No, it is is NOT April 1st
"Should ask Joe to put an irony meter on here :-)   A key difference is that the BS existed anyway, and not as a thing ordered by government and designed by civil servants after a three year Henry T Ford-style consultation process. This IPPR…"
Apr 1, 2013
Laura NCIA commented on Kate Gordon's blog post DCLG funds Public Service Revolutionaries. No, it is is NOT April 1st
"My goodness, the Transformation Challenge Award is for cost savings and innovation - not linked at all with actual effective or quality delivery. Basically they are giving more money to tory councils that cut costs. I can see the Public Service…"
Apr 1, 2013
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Mar 23, 2013
Kate Gordon replied to Matt Worsdale's discussion Competition Regulations forced on the NHS
"Legal Advice by No5 Chambers and Monckton Chambers for 38 Degrees  https://s3.amazonaws.com/38degrees.3cdn.net/c9621f17e1890aa0e4_9qm6iy4ut.pdf"
Mar 21, 2013
Kate Gordon replied to Matt Worsdale's discussion Competition Regulations forced on the NHS
"Sorry Matt: PSED = Public Sector Equality Duty; VCO = Voluntary/Community organisation; VCS = Voluntary/community sector. VCO and VCS are terms that lead to heated debates in themselves (probably some on this site), but I'm not going down that…"
Mar 6, 2013
Kate Gordon replied to Matt Worsdale's discussion Competition Regulations forced on the NHS
"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21625758 Dr Michael Dixon on Radio 4 Today at 7.30am. "
Mar 1, 2013
Kate Gordon replied to Matt Worsdale's discussion Competition Regulations forced on the NHS
"I went to a local social enterprise meeting last night where Wolverhampton Council Procurement Head gave a presentation on the Social Value Act.  The Act has its limitations - it doesn't guarantee work for local VCOs or the VCS generally,…"
Feb 28, 2013
Kate Gordon commented on Kate Gordon's blog post NHS Civil Society Assembly mooted
"Hi Joe - as an issue that mobilised people, yes http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/31/lewisham-hospital-campaign-partial-victory Here's another interesting piece from the MAC…"
Feb 28, 2013
joe taylor commented on Kate Gordon's blog post NHS Civil Society Assembly mooted
"This demonstration of community action might be an inspiration http://bit.ly/Y1O0JT"
Feb 28, 2013
Kate Gordon commented on Kate Gordon's blog post NHS Civil Society Assembly mooted
"Hi Peter - did I sound sceptical and pessimistic?  Perhaps it's the effect of working in Birmingham for too long! ;-) I hope HealthWatch works and does a good job [although this doesn't give much cause for hope…"
Feb 27, 2013

The times they are confusing

Quite an interesting article in Civil Society yesterday

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/11601/the_sector_needs_a_quaker_bank?utm_source=23+February+Governance&utm_campaign=23+Feb+governance&utm_medium=email

 

I imagine Lloyds Bank founders turning in their graves right now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17094182

 

Recent polls have shown the general public confused about what social enterprise is.  After reading this, I'm confused about what social enterprise is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17145225

A4E's five shareholders were paid £11m in dividents last year!?!

 

Just checked their website - silly me for assuming they were a charitable company - duh!   ;-) 

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Poverty matters more than inequality

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044gqzb

"Evan Davis interviews economic historian Deirdre McCloskey in front of an audience at the London School of Economics, where she argues that poverty matters more than inequality..."

Radio 4 - may have to catch it on iplayer?  If the link above doesn't work...

Try this…

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Posted on May 26, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Can you create communities?

Radio 4, 9am Monday morning. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jz1hn

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 23:28

Equal societies

Prof Richard Wilkinson spoke at Birmingham's Fairbrum event yesterday.  I know many people here have read The Spirit Level - probably everybody - but here's the slide set from yesterday's talk which may contain information not in the book (so now you know I haven't read it).  

It was a really interesting presentation, sadly curtailed by the Chair who felt it necessary to invite Qs even though the audience clearly wanted Prof Wilkinson to reach the conclusion he plainly hadn't…

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 18:32

Labour & the Welfare State

R4 tonight bbc.in/12NAWgJ

http://www.sochealth.co.uk/public-health-and-wellbeing/beveridge-report/

Re: Para 15 of the Beveridge Report - did he have a crystal ball?  70 years later, and the debate is the same.  That's politicians for you!   

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 8:23

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At 11:03 on June 29, 2011, Alan Thornton said…

Hi Kate,

I wonder if you might be interested in The People's Budget campaign?

Alan

At 11:03 on June 1, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
I couldn't get through - switchboard jammed. Plus couldn't guarantee to keep it clean, given the guest. Still, Radio 4 eh - very middle clarrrsss :)
At 7:58 on May 24, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
hi Kate, how's things in Brum ?
 
 
 

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