Hot stuff. The sous-chef is still pounding out his daily quota as he runs his age. Sponsorship welcomed at https://www.facebook.com/donate/268477082584179/ and all goes to Age UK. He’s the only person I know who runs in cashmere! https://www.alanbaxtersblogs.co.uk/
Right first time? Over decades, we’ve had a litany of us “little people” being let down by the system: the victims of Hillsborough, of the infected blood transfusions, of Windrush, of Rochdale child sexual exploitation, of on-line sexual violence, of the Royal Mail and Horizon system, of uninvestigated burglaries and fraud, of being denied Special Educational Needs and Disability schooling, of the whole awful Covid saga – the list goes on. There are doubtless more, such as those facing benefit difficulties or the asylum system. The public sector just doesn’t seem to be cutting the mustard. The Head of the National Audit Office was commenting on the situation yesterday and suggested that it might be better if short-term politicians weren’t in charge of long-term projects. That just leaves the civil servants to carry the can. Not much evidence that they’ll adjust to accountability fast enough.
Talking to Colorado. Here are a couple of podcasts I recorded for visually impaired people living near the Rocky Mountains and where Trump has (currently) been thrown off the ballot for insurrection: