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Rail Delivery Group, the British rail industry lobby group, calls for ending franchising for commuter networks

The Rail Delivery Group calls in their submission to the Williams Rail Review for radical changes the way UK rail is operated. Criticism is levelled against incentive mechanism, overly focused short-termism, the Department for Transport being unable to act as an integrator, of course, the overly complex fares system. Lots of material for the Review […]

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Brexit has trapped UK in no man’s land with Britain’s economy is trapped in “no man’s land” by Brexit and the next decade could be the weakest for growth since WWII

Interesting facts and comments on the UK economy, leading the following assessment: “The UK economy will be limping on for a while, until Brexit negotiations are fully resolved. I can see the UK being in this limbo-land for quite a while – certainly until the late 2020s.” https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/29/brexit-has-trapped-uk-in-no-mans-land-warns-top-economist?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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All the King’s Consultants – The Perils of Advising Authoritarians

Calvert W Jones has written an interesting article in Foreign Affairs about consulting in authoritarian countries – and although focus in the Middle East – it applies to many other countries…and it is not just applicable for strategy consulting. The international development sector suffers from it too. “Experts are generally willing to speak truth to […]

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Brexit – 2 years on

UK in a Changing Europe has published a good summary paper on Brexit – 2 years after the A50 process started. Across a broad range of topic areas, it sets out what happened, current status and what is likely to come. https://ukandeu.ac.uk/research-papers/article-50-two-years-on/

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