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‘Efficiency’ is the deficiency at the heart of the UK’s false economy

The Conservatives are supposed to be known, above all, for ‘sound money’. That’s shorthand for a party that knows how to make decisions that are, in the long term, more sensible and sustainable than their opposition.

Liz Truss’s trust in instant growth via unfunded tax cuts arguably sent the party past the point of no return. But Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt represent an attempted return to ‘competence’.

Given that the chaos of crumbling schools and hospitals is now acting as a visual metaphor for ‘the natural party of government’, it seems crass to point out the obvious.

However, as it still seems beyond those still banging the drum for ‘efficiency’, the obvious still requires pointing out. Maybe some glitter, bright lights and a bit of Coronation-like pageantry would help to ram it home.

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April 21st 2023

Taking care of business

John Major was not really, personally, particularly unpopular. He was way below Blair in the run up to the 1997 General Election, sure. But he wasn’t hated. His party, on the other hand, was widely...
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March 29th 2023

#BCorpMonth: How can you avoid the greenwashing trap?

Greenwashing has ironically become a dirty word. The Oxford English dictionary defines it as; ‘The creation or propagation of an unfounded or misleading environmentalist image’. Pretty sinister, given mounting evidence that our environment is in...
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March 24th 2023


What does ‘obvious’ mean? That’s the crux of the case against Boris Johnson, which played out this week as he faced the Privileges Committee. Is it ‘obvious’ that you are breaking the rules - *your*...
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March 20th 2023

B Corp month - coordinating a sustainable event

As part of B Corp month, the Lodestone team has put together some key tips for how your organisation can coordinate a sustainable event. The thoughtful movement toward sustainability and protecting the environment is reaching...
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