Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My Local Government Report

8 comments:

Fenrir said...

The knot on your tie is a mess, try a double windsor knot and use a mirror. As for the spectacles, the less said the better.

Julius Whacket said...

Someone enlighten me. I swear there is not one word here that could not have been spoken of the last administration's Local Government White Paper! I'm not saying the policy's wrong; it just seems odd getting all excited about the newness of it.

dazhat said...

Tidy your tie.

JB said...

Off topic, but I popped up recently to criticise the general delight in fiscal austerity in the comments of this blog.

The IMF seems to have changed its mind on austerity -- it is likely to be a headwind to GDP in the short run. This is something the Conservative Party is going to have to deal with.

Article from the Economist here: http://www.economist.com/node/17147618?story_id=17147618&CFID=149559986&CFTOKEN=56581137

Tim Hedges said...

you desperately need different, much larger, specs. You have a full face and it needs to be offset, not exaggerated.

HampsteadOwl said...

@ Julius Whacket

It's very odd getting excited about local government full stop. No wonder people are more interested in Mr Dale's tie than in his content.

I would like to ask, however, what business a senior public official, the chief executive of Birmingham city council, has being at a party conference. The permanent secretary at the MoD, say, wouldn't be allowed to go there to lobby for a bigger budget (or allowed there at all), so how comes this supposedly impartial local official can do precisely that?

Unsworth said...

@ Fenrir

No gentleman uses a Double-Windsor, it's a poncey affectation. For that matter, no gentleman cares too much about his appearance, apart from wearing clean clothes - and washing and shaving properly of course. But all gentlemen wear clean and well polished shoes.

Dobson said...

re specs ...are they new? I think they are a bit small for your face...sorry not meaning to be trivial but that is my opinion.