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10 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Moggcast. Episode ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think you're right to question whether fining councils would be effective - is anything effective in motivating councils, especially Labour ones? But I'm not sure that behavioural research on individuals is appropriate in analysing the collective paralysis that besets councils.

I think it will be interesting to see whether Hunt is able to organise some more joined up behaviour between hospitals and care provision, given that lack of care alternatives can lead to bed blocking.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jonathan Gullis: Four ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I think you make a very important point about those not going to university. If we had policies that did more for them then there would be less perception that university was the only way forward - and we would also engage a very important, neglected part of the population. If we pay attention to making it possible for these people to earn a better living for themselves, we also reduce the burden of welfare that has to be borne by the population as a whole. It is a win-win proposition.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jonathan Gullis: Four ... · 4 replies · +1 points

I think we should eliminate fees entirely, but focus on cutting down the number of sub-standard places offered at university. We should aim to spend our education budget productively, which means providing education that is of real benefit to students - not a 3 year beer pass with a debt millstone for future taxpayers attached.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jonathan Gullis: Four ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I find it very odd, but HESA reveal statistics on UK and EU domiciled students - but not on non EU students. Perhaps they don't really want to admit how much of a scam non EU students are?
https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students...

What is clear is that there are already far too many students who do not achieve a proper career. We therefore need to be far more selective in awarding university places, so that the great majority of students can be expected to make a decent career, which would entail becoming high rate taxpayers, and thus paying off their education with a social return.

Until we have a policy that stops this waste, we are doing the young no favours. Parking the debt in the Student Loan Company and then writing it off at taxpayer expense 30 years down the line is just presenting a big problem for taxpayers in the future: what will be cut to pay for the write-downs? the NHS? Pensions?

13 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Jonathan Gullis: Four ... · 0 replies · +1 points

So they have thirty years in which to be profligate before turning around and saying they can't afford to pay for the excess of professors who were in charge in 2018, and they're different now and don't deserve to be hit with the charges.

Stupid idea.

14 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Adam Holloway: This af... · 0 replies · +1 points

15 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Adam Holloway: This af... · 0 replies · +1 points

I should of course have written λuω...

15 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Adam Holloway: This af... · 0 replies · +1 points

An odd description of Kemi Badenoch. I think you should have gone to Specsavers.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - James Frayne: Worboys,... · 0 replies · +1 points

The police and May have form that goes back to her icy reception when she rightly criticised them at their annual shindig. Thy have been digging her shin ever since.

17 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Adam Holloway: This af... · 3 replies · +1 points

Perhaps you would like to explain the utter lack of talent on the Labour front bench?