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Articles for February 2008

Our apprentices should be able to join the dots

FOR SUCH an important announcement, the launch of the government's 'world-class apprenticeships' scheme has evoked a curiously muted response.
Police bureaucracy that needs to be arrested

THE POLICEMAN'S lot is not a happy one. The force exhibits in extreme form the organisational stupidity that successive governments, particularly this one, have visited on all public services by imposing designs and procedures that make it impossible for
The rule is simple: be careful what you measure

What gets measured gets managed - so be sure you have the right measures, because the wrong ones kill.
There's life yet beyond the British super-casino

A position where the economy is managed not to promote enterprise but to keep the whirlpool of speculation turning is beyond serious and becoming surreal.