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Cancelled: MA Public Affairs lecture, Thursday 20

Nov
18

This Thursday's lecture will not take place owing to my work commitments, namely the Rochester and Strood by-election. Apologies.

 

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Cancelled: MA Public Affairs lecture, Thursday

Oct
23

Today's public affairs lecture is cancelled due to by-election commitments. 

My apologies.

Paul

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Another six-figure bumper payout for a council chief...

Oct
16

Councils are prone to plead poverty and complain bitterly at the government's relentless squeeze on their budgets.

They often have a case.

But then stories like this one make taxpayers wonder exactly how they can claim they are short of cash...

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Essential Public Affairs/Police commissioners

Jun
07

There is a short handout on crime and police commissioners in module notes.

Paul

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NCTJ Essential Public Affairs

May
23

Another sample exam paper is available in module notes, search under NCTJ Public Affairs.

Paul

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Cancelled - Year One Public Affairs lecture, Thursday

Apr
03

My apologies but I am having to cancel today's lecture as the time of ministerial visit I am covering has been put back to a later time.

Please look out for an assignment that I will put up tomorrow.

Paul

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MA Public Affairs lecture on Thursday 3 cancelled/Year One lecture unaffected

Apr
02

Owing to a work commitment, I will not be able to to take tomorrow's lecture for the post grad group. However, I will be in for the Year One session at 3pm.

Paul

 

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Essential Public Affairs - latest handouts MA/Year One students

Mar
21

I have uploaded some new NCTJ Essential Public Affairs handouts to Module Notes covering recent lectures. Please ensure you download/print them to keep your files up to date. 

Paul

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Essential Public Affairs - latest handouts MA/Year One students

Mar
21

I have uploaded some new NCTJ Essential Public Affairs handouts to Module Notes covering recent lectures. Please ensure you download/print them to keep your files up to date. 

Paul

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How councillors will decide how to spend £1.6bn - and increase your council tax

Feb
12

Kent County Council holds its annual budget meeting on Thursday (13) - an important meeting because it will decide if there should be an increase in the council tax for the first time in four years.

County councillors will also vote on an £82m package of cost-cutting measures - cuts - including changes to the school Freedom Pass.

These set piece meetings can be reminiscent of the yah-boo politics of Prime Minister's Questions and there is always a lot  - actually rather too much - of point scoring.

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