German Commentators on Merkel Visit to China and Human Rights Issues – SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

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This is a really interesting and insightful story from Spiegel Online. It’s strongly recommended for a read. Check it out!

German Commentators on Merkel Visit to China and Human Rights Issues – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Reading the article, and reflecting on the number of German Cabinet Ministers facing their opposite numbers in the Chinese Government during this visit, one is forced to reflect on how the UK’s influence in the World has crumbled since David Cameron became Prime Minister.

How do you think that David Cameron’s Government should improve relations with China and other countries with sovereign wealth funds?

 

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£800m a year ‘wasted on empty offices’ – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

 

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Recently, the Cabinet Office were congratulating themselves on what a good job they were doing but the Independent newspaper reports on a Public Accounts Committee report saying that they (viz. the Cabinet Office) should have done much better.

£800m a year ‘wasted on empty offices’ – UK Politics – UK – The Independent.

For me, Margaret Hodge, the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee  is one of my heroes. Time and time again, Ms. Hodge is a highly effective thorn in the Government‘s side, challenging the effectiveness of Public Sector  performance.

Regular readers will remember that this blog has consistently argued for the gold standard in political leadership to be:

  • Strong leadership
  • Overarching vision
  • Coordinated and carefully analyzed strategy, and
  • Fully risked assessed, properly costed  and effectively managed delivery plans

Do you have a view on the effectiveness of the Cabinet Office’s performance that you want to share?

English: Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Ca...

English: Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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