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I’ve decided I’m in favour of NHS privatisation. Why? It seems we can’t shake the myth that public sector can not make bold or useful changes. Meantime there are lots of great, socially minded enterprises out there which are delivering a fantastic service and just solving the problem. I’ve just been in one of them (Circle Partnerships) having a knee operation. It was a brilliant experience. From the warm smiles and efficient welcomes, to waving goodbye as…

For all his greatness, Churchill screwed up when he said “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Firstly, it’s an absolute statement. Like the phrase ‘best practise’ is an absolute statement which says there is and can be no better way of doing something, so this statement about democracy doesn’t challenge us to innovate. Indeed it can be used to mock innovation since “if Churchill said it then…” Secondly, and…

An article at Youth Policy is saying that the age of effective mass-mobilisation is over. He has a point. It’s a lovely idea and the notion of ‘people-power’ is undoubtedly attractive, but it’s unlikely to work. It is a strategy that does not match the zeitgeist (spirit of our times) of the current age. […] With the global financial crisis the public are more individualistic; pre-occupied with jobs and the economy rather than environmental or…