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The Week’s Technology News – 19th December 2014

IT security needs embracing in the boardroom
Talking from GCHQ headquarters this week, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude has urged businesses to make IT security a boardroom issue.  1,829 more words

MSP Weekly News

The excessive costs of NHS privatisation

In my previous post on the NHS pay dispute I highlighted the need to broaden our struggles against poverty pay to include the ongoing part-privatisation of the NHS, enacted by successive governments over the past three decades, and exacerbated by the current coalition. 955 more words


Season's Greetings

2014 has certainly been an interesting year for those of us who toil away in public sector communications. On the political front, the Scottish Independence Referendum… 324 more words

Letter to the telegraph 12th September 2014

I think the most distasteful part of the NO campaign has been the continued scaring of pensioners in relation to their pensions. Councillor David Wilson raised this nonsense again and the letter from George McNeil (12 September) also carried this unpleasant theme. 636 more words

Local Press

What writing this blog taught me about pull

There’s always been a strong tang of resigned self pity running through this blog, like the reek of faeces in a brace of grilled andouillettes… 798 more words

Systems Thinking

Nazi War Loot and museums

In the last couple of years the German art world has been rocked by the case of the discovery of Cornelius Gurlitt’s major art collection. Cornelius was a recluse who had hidden over 1200 twentieth century masterpieces. 486 more words

Public Sector