Thursday

Appearance on Newsnight

Newsnight on BBC2 is due to have a large segment on the welfare state tonight. I am to be one of the panellists. Apparently we will be looking at the change in attitudes to the welfare state.

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Tuesday

“The State of Welfare” and the truth about fraud.

On the ‘State of Welfare’ programme on BBC Radio 4 programme, I was astonished at how certain people kept on protesting and arguing that there is very little fraud. There is a world of a difference between the amount of … Continue reading

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Monday

The State of Welfare – BBC 3 hour programme

BBC Radio 4 has a three hour programme from 10am to 1pm on “The State of Welfare” tomorrow on the anniversary of the Beveridge report. I will be appearing for 10 minutes or so probably between 11.20 and 11.45. I … Continue reading

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Thursday

The BBC attitude to statist failure is ‘stuff happens”.

Two scandals in one. 1. The NHS, to its shame, mistreated a young man so badly that he had to ring 999 while in hospital to beg for water. The police were sent away with the hospital saying the man … Continue reading

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Monday

15-Love in the game between rational debate and the Today programme.

It is well worth listening to the interview with Iain Duncan Smith earlier today. Some time during the interview is wasted with a silly, typically Today programme sort of questioning about ‘how come you might do more changes when the … Continue reading

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Saturday

Yes, there is a welfare state in America

I think is probably true to say that most people outside the USA think that America does not have a welfare state. Perhaps quite a few inside the USA think the same. There is a worldwide desire to put countries … Continue reading

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Thursday

Your chances of getting the latest, best treatment in Britain are significantly lower than in other advanced countries

Plenty of well-educated people who read ‘quality’ newspapers and listen to BBC Radio 4 genuinely have no idea that Britain lags other countries in the use of new technology and drugs. They do not realise that if you have a … Continue reading

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Friday

The BBC, care homes for the elderly and the problem with governments employing private companies

BBC Radio 5 live is probably the least biased of the BBC channels. The reason, I believe, is that it has so many phone-ins that the presenters are continuously reminded that not everyone shares the BBC view of the world. … Continue reading

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Monday

Example of how the NHS wastes expensive equipment

  This is an instance of the NHS wasting money. No company would buy such expensive machinery and not use it. This sort of thing is only done with taxpayers’ money – other people’s money. The story is in the … Continue reading

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Saturday

A journalist in the (Euro)zone

People talk about sports stars playing particularly well when they are ‘in the zone’. I suggest that something similar can happen with journalists. But actually Ambrose Evans Pritchard has been ‘in the zone’ for quite a few years now. His … Continue reading

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