Why I'm disappointed that we're facing elections again

Why I'm disappointed that we're facing elections again

Why I'm disappointed that we're facing elections again

Why I'm disappointed that we're facing elections again

Why I'm disappointed that we're facing elections again


Oh dear. The last column I wrote in this paper was a generally upbeat end-of-year summary. While recognising some very significant risks I was convinced that things were inching forward.

There have been increased requests for us to research policy issues, the new Programme for Government, the positive non-partisan reaction to the Bengoa report and the forthcoming suite of strategies as examples. Though it is easy to criticise the Executive this felt like a maturing to me and a focus on what really matters to most people. There was policy movement on corporation tax, progress towards a Social Value Act, rate reform and a host of other areas.

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