This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occurred to me between 11th April 2013 and 19th April 2013:
I know I should be more mature about this — but lemurs are just the coolest things ever!
David Boyle on why Nelson’s “Band of Brothers” leadership style should be applied to the management of public services. Great stuff.
Liberal Democrat MPs have been getting themselves in a mess over the reform of libel law that is currently passing through parliament. Another reason to shake ones head in pained embarrassment. IANAL but the case for the extension of the so-called Derbyshire principle to private companies providing public functions seems difficult to argue with.
However, all may not be lost. The Government have given some vague indications that they might re-introduced into the bill the missing measures tackling corporate power. We will find out next week how genuine this is.
Mostly been ignoring all the Thatcher stuff – although not entirely. One legacy of Thatcher that I don’t have an argument with is the mark she left on the fabric of Downing Street.
If you find chalk you are in a Conservative area – that’s the theory. Hang on I thought, not around here. Luton being built on the chalk downland of the The Chilterns. But then I realised Luton’s Labour held constituencies are really the exception that proves the rule.
You might not immediately look to central government for sexy design on the web – but actually the Government Digital Service is doing some pretty impressive stuff.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.