Monthly Archives: December 2017

“We need to change the system”.

Readers of this blog will be aware that for some time now I have complained about the deficiencies inherent within our current system of representative democracy, the lack of knowledge – and thus expertise – exhibited by our politicians; coupled with the inability of the electorate to hold said politicians to daily account.

Today I posted on Twitter the following which elicited an almost immediate response :

This prompted me to take the matter further – via Direct Message – producing this exchange:

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A ‘Break Well’ made?

Dame Glynis Marie Breakwell, DBE, DL, FRSA, FAcSS has announced she is standing down as Vice Chancellor of Bath University.

There has been much criticism,  according to the linked report above, about her conflict of interests; for example sitting on and chairing the remuneration committee, resulting in a damning report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, after it investigated the conduct of the university’s remuneration committee and the events of (sic) university court meeting in February; a committee that since 2011 had hiked her pay dramatically, by nearly £200,000 in the space of five years.

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