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Charles Maggs: My Summer in Ghana

In Charles Maggs on July 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

The word Ghana means “Warrior King”. Political Promise’s very own Warrior King Charles Maggs is working in Ghana this summer, and shares his account of his experiences so far. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now Is Not The Time To Raise Interest Rates

In Charles Maggs on January 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Charles Maggs argues that the interest rate should not currently be raised. Read the rest of this entry »

Miliband Right to Distance Himself from Unions.

In Charles Maggs on January 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Charles Maggs supports the Labour leaders cautious approach to the Unions Read the rest of this entry »

Coalition Conference Call

In Charles Maggs on September 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

The conference season is here! Charles Maggs offers the low-down on what to expect. Read the rest of this entry »

Testing Times for the Special Relationship?

In Charles Maggs on July 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

By Charles Maggs

The first couple of months of the coalition government have put quite a strain on the much revered ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US. Despite BP managing to at least temporarily plug the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico it’s an issue that continues to drain the organisations resources and slightly taint Britain’s image in the US as the model ally. Read the rest of this entry »

Good Riddance BBC Asian Network

In Charles Maggs on July 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

By Charles Maggs

The BBC trust have announced that it will not permit the axing of BBC6 music however it will be scrapping the BBC Asian network, and not a day too soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Aid: Helping or Hindering?

In Charles Maggs on July 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

By Charles Maggs

Every strategy is the same in DfID...

Last weeks budget saw the promise of departmental spending cuts of 25% across the board, except for two areas. Health care spending is to be ring-fenced, along with international development aid, both Tory pledges in their election manifesto. The former, despite being the biggest area of spending has been chosen presumably for political reasons-Labour can not be seen as the ‘party of the NHS’ Tory spin doctors would have been hoping. The latter however seems somewhat more confusing, why are the Tories so keen to keep up international development spending and more importantly who, if anyone benefits? Read the rest of this entry »