Month: June 2013

Blond’s take on social science

Guess what, I think I’m parked in the red zone!                                                              Reservoir Dogs Phillip Blond has posted a provocative piece offering his perspective on the deficiencies of the social sciences and his prescription for rectifying them. Yesterday ConservativeHome described the piece as “an important article” which touches on […]

Not so vapid response

What to say about Ed Miliband’s big speech last week? I’ve been thinking for a few days now and I’ve not come up with anything of great insight that hasn’t already been said elsewhere. He’s clearly trying to steer a course through some treacherous waters. He’s seeking to […]

Unfollowing

The received wisdom is that unfollowing someone on Twitter is of no great significance. It can be done with breezy indifference. And it will be treated in the same way by the person being unfollowed. They probably won’t even notice. It’s not like unfriending someone on Facebook. That’s […]

Reengineering the market for criminal legal aid

The Ministry of Justice consultation Transforming Legal Aid closes today. At the last minute I decided to submit something reflecting on the economics of the proposals. You can find the substance of what I wrote on my page at Scribd.com. It can be accessed below the fold.