Archives for November 2018

DEAL OR NO DEAL?

A little light reading? You decide. There are summaries in most of the papers, but if you want to get to grips with the fine print I can help: BREXIT DRAFT WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT IN FULL The Agreement, published yesterday, is less than half as long as Leo Tolstoy's famous tome "War and Peace" - but so …
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Two Short Planks

Running a large local authority is not easy. Leading one can be equally fraught. Unfortunately both the Chief Executive of Somerset County Council and now the Leader, Cllr David Fothergill, have trodden on a landmine that they were both responsible for planting. It is, after all, bad enough to be …
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Spend Spend Spend? Somerset loses the plot

Ian Liddell-Grainger

PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST YOUR CALENDAR. Today's date is November 1st, not April 1st. But the extraordinary management team at Somerset County Council have now decided that even though they are strapped for cash, making cuts like a frenzied butcher and about to get rid of 130 staff, the time is right to …
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