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This is me when I did the Army week in September and when we walked up Pen-Y-Fan in November

This is my very first blog. So please bare with me. 293 more words


if we "can't afford" public services, then capitalism is failing

There’s a common argument which comes from people arguing for right-wing politics (or, more usually, from people arguing against what might be thought of as left-wing politics) which goes “We simply can’t afford it”. 47 more words


Pothole season is upon us

Spring itself may still be a week or two away, but the snow is starting to melt and that means that the beginning of pothole season is officially upon us. 285 more words


Social media (dis)content - ME and Mine , part 1

I’ve fallen behind with #everydayinspiration tasks. Task 15  Task 16 suggests mining your social media content. As awkward as ever, I’m skewing that prompt, trying to keep it brief, and… 760 more words


We Are All Connected

Much has been written about the polarization of American society. While noisy disagreement and entirely human behavior has always been part of our fabric, the whole “us” versus “them” theme seems to be a bigger part of our social discourse. 353 more words

Mark Leibman

Protecting Public Services in East Renfrewshire

No matter where you live in East Renfrewshire, your public services are under threat. In Busby, East Renfrewshire Council (ERC) are selling Bonnyton House, our last publicly owned care home, despite proposals from campaigners that would allow ERC to keep Bonnyton House open and make the required savings. 337 more words

What Can East Ren Greens Do For You?

Escaping waterfall government and the myth of 'digital transformation'

Writing with my colleague Cassian Young, in a new article in Computer Weekly we consider why an agile approach to digital programmes will not transform Whitehall – unless the waterfall approach to policy and decision-making is overhauled too. 66 more words

Technology Policy