Author Archive for Lord Tyler

Fraud?

Lord Tyler

During the Parliamentary recess MPs spend time with their constituents. However Peers – when not enjoying rare time with their families – may suffer from withdrawal symptoms, feeling cut off from the public affairs of the day. Hence (perhaps) my interest in the judges’ verdict on the notorious BAe/Saudi case, which the Serious Fraud Office…

The Regional Problem

Lord Tyler

Matt asked in response to my last post what I thought of the regional structure originally invented by the Conservative Government as economic development areas. These¬†were established on the colonial principle that they would represent central Government in the regions. It seemed to me patently crazy to install bodies whose responsibility was economic development, without…

Subsidiarity

Lord Tyler

Tom has made an interesting comment in response to my posting about reconnecting with the public. He says, rightly, that Britain should employ the principle of subsidiarity – that is taking decisions at the lowest possible level, closest to the people they effect – in its governance. I couldn’t agree more. The United Kingdom is…

Good Planning?

Lord Tyler

The real value of this site must be the responses we get: comments and questions from our fellow citizens are likely to be much more productive than a one-way stream of statements from this building. So please keep them coming. However, it will be difficult for us to reply to each and every one. As…