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Trials of Honeyford

Trials of Honeyford

Andrew Brown - Public Services

In he autumn of 1980, Ray Honeyford, then aged 46 was appointed to the headship of Drummond Middle School in Bradford. He was a supporter of the Labour Party, a Catholic who had been born one of eleven children in a Manchester slum, gained an MA while head of English at a Manchester comprehensive and later gained a second degree in psychology.

Trust the Tenant

Trust the Tenant

Alex Henney - Public Services

We have chosen to consider council housing because there remain many council tenants who are unable to take advantage of that policy and yet after dissatisfied with their present form of tenure, rented Council housing has not been one of the successes of the welfare state.

Whiter Monetarism

Whiter Monetarism

CPS - Economy

Financial markets, both in London and throughout the world are in the throes of fundamental and far-reaching changes. Barriers between previously separate markets are coming down. The old institutional distinctions no longer apply. The financial map is redrawn.

Work of the Study Groups

Work of the Study Groups

CPS - General

The Centre for Policy Studies engages in two sorts of activities – the proposal and elaboration of policies which are worthy of pursuit, and the influencing of opinion so as to secure support for them. The distribution of effort between these two actives is dictated by the nature and extent of our resources.

British Shipping: The Right Course

British Shipping: The Right Course

Michael Colvin MP and Jonathan Marks AICS - General

This pamphlet takes a fresh look at the problems of the British shipping industry and suggests practical proposals to solve them.

Criminal Waste

Criminal Waste

CPS - General

In this study we have tried to achieve a blending of research, represented in our group by John Croft CBE, formerly Head of Research at the Home Office; the political knowledge of John Wheeler JP, MP, who was formerly a member of the prisons service, and is mainly responsible for this paper; the practical experience of barristers who also sit in the criminal courts on occasion as recorders; as well as the experience of two magistrates.

Education Race and Revolution

Education Race and Revolution

Anthony Flew - General

The Commission for Racial Equality, as it likes to tell us in its advertisements, “was set up by the Race Relations Act 1776 whit he duties of working towards the elimination of discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between different racial groups generally.” These are indeed admirable objectives, which no person of goodwill could fail to share. Certainly racism is an outrage; if but only if, that is, the word “racism” is, as it should be, constructed as meaning the advantaging or disadvantaging of individuals for no other or better reason than that they happen to be members of this racial group rather than that.

Essential Services - Whose Rights?

Essential Services - Whose Rights?

Sir Leonard Neal, Lionel Bloch and Cyril Grunfeld - General

The right of employees to withdraw their labour in an organised fashion was achieved slowly and, it must be admitted, sometimes painfully during the nineteenth century and in the first years of this century. The background was one in which employees individually worked at a great economic disadvantage vis-à-vis the employer, and one in which some employers were willing to exploit their advantage.

Making it Work: The future of the European Community

Making it Work: The future of the European Community

CPS - General

The purpose of this Paper is to try to establish what kind of European Community Britain should be working to bring about in the next 20 years or so. It seeks to provide an answer to two broad questions: what realistically can Britain and her Partners hope to achieve in the longer term though membership of the Community; and what changes or developments and needed in the Community for those hopes to be realised?

Property and Poverty: and agenda for the mid-80s

Property and Poverty: and agenda for the mid-80s

Ferdinand Mount - General

Let us start with a little vignette. The scene is the Cabinet Room. The date is 18 October 1945. The new Labour government is less than three months old. And the Cabinet is meeting to hear Mr Bevan;s proposals to take the hospitals into public ownership. Nothing so odd about that, you might say. We all knew that Labour nationalised health.

The New Corruption

The New Corruption

Charles Goodson-Wickes - General

This report analyses some of the disturbing trends which have emerged recently in Local Government, which have serious implications for democracy in Britain. Indeed, the combination of these trends may be so sinister as to warrant the description, “The New Corruption”.

Wages Need No Councils

Wages Need No Councils

Russell Lewis - General

A government that has set its face against incomes policies in any form has left untouched in striking anomaly; the wages councils. These still regulate, though not with excessive zeal. The wages of nearly three million workers: about one worker in every eight.

Which Direction? Board Appointments in Nationalised Industries

Which Direction? Board Appointments in Nationalised Industries

CPS - General

Inadequate salaries and continued governmental intervention in the running of nationalised industries have actively discouraged able men from accepting senior management responsibility in the nationalised industries. The temptation to blame defective management and disruptive workforces for all the ills of nationalisation frequently disguises the fact that governments are at least equally responsible for the plight of ailing state industries.

BL: Changing Gear

BL: Changing Gear

CPS - General

Between 1975, when the Company became state-aided, and in January 1983, BL received £2,051m from the Government. Except for the loans from the NEB which were subsequently converted into equity and the stake in Wholesale Vehicle Finance Ltd. Neither interest nor dividend has been paid on this sum.

Personal and Portable Pensions – For All

Personal and Portable Pensions – For All

CPS - General

There should be a fundamental review of pension legislation to remove the penalty on changing jobs, to aid mobility and to link individuals more closely with the wealth represented by their pension fund.