What is the point of public inquiries?

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“Our problem is there always seems to be someone else to blame.  The tram inquiry is about to reach £13m.  The other ongoing inquiry into the Pandemic will also cost millions.  ... Huge sums of …

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Scottish NHS can lead on leadership

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Recently, Sir Gordon Messenger, a retired senior Royal Marines officer who hails from Dundee, delivered an independent report to the Department of Health & Social Care. His brief was to examine the state of leadership …

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Difficult tasks ahead for peacemakers

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As a mediator, and therefore as someone predisposed to peace-making, the situation in Ukraine is deeply troubling. Is there a time when peace-making is redundant? We must hope not. The alternative seems too awful to …

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Mediating Inter-Governmental Relations in the UK

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Effective inter-governmental relations among the constituent parts of the United Kingdom are essential in an era of increased devolution of powers, post-Brexit allocation of responsibility and contested narratives about the future of the (uncodified) UK …

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