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Political thoughts 1 – the NHS and schools

The NHS is a valuable service for us all, and an efficient provider of excellent health services.  The UK is rightly proud of this national institution.  I would hope no political party would seek to damage the NHS.  However, that … Continue reading

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Derby Manufacturing

It’s second nature to those of us who’ve worked in manufacturing in Derby, that Derby is a manufacturing city. Derby was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; factories, engineering and production are in our DNA.  The manufacture of ‘things’ from trains, cars, … Continue reading

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Give supporters of higher tax a choice!

There’s been lots of talk recently about tax evasion and tax avoidance – by both companies and individuals, particularly wealthy ones.  I’ve not heard anyone talking about the reverse – let’s call it tax opting – choosing to pay more … Continue reading

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Jobs or Livelihoods?

For a long time I’ve felt that school has been too much training for ‘jobs’, and not enough preparing young people for adult life.  It felt like that when I was a school, and doesn’t seem to have changed for my children.  … Continue reading

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