Thanks to everyone following this blog. I have had a record number of viewers this year and will write this up later. Meanwhile enjoy the festive season with family and friends.
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and a great New Year.
Special thanks to the growing number of people who have followed this blog including the #50s women whose cause to get back their pensions this blog supports. I hope you are successful next year.
The picture here is symbolic of the need for people to come together rather than grow apart. It is a picture of a Damascene Rose planted by Bulgarians in a London square as a thank you to our nation. They have come to work in Britain and contribute to our community and wanted to show the friendship between our countries. In these days where hate and division appear to be on the rise, it is a welcome antidote to the prevailing trend. It is also fitting for this time of year . It is part of the Christmas message of goodwill and peace to all people.
It is time for a Christmas break. Thanks to all followers and viewers who have read this blog over the past year.
Normal service will resume after Christmas with fresh investigations in the pipeline including one on a leading Labour councillor. There may also be further revelations about the life and wealth of Francis Maude as the government in the season of good cheer ratchets up its campaign to increase pension contributions from teachers, civil servants, firefighters,probation officers, health workers and local government staff while cutting their benefits.
Francis Maude is the first national figure subject to an armchair audit on this blog – part of the open society which he and David Cameron say they are keen to promote.
Also expect some suprising and fascinating revelations about Whitehall.
In the meantime have a good festive break while you can afford it.