Ethical policy making – where did it all go wrong?

IPPR has got a really easy to read brief paper on Ethical Policy at: http://www.ippr.org.uk/articles/?id=3891

I cannot recommend it too highly. It outlines the problems that have led us to our present grim situation and points to a number of options for the future.

Many MPs have spoken of having an ethical framework to their work but reality intrudes too brutally they find. This is to do with the Westminster goldfish bowl, the 24/7 news cycle and the pressure of events.

I am sure that with the right leadership these things can be overcome.

Just as we have a National Statistical Office I think we should also have a permanently established mechanism for continuous commentary from a body of independent ethicists on the government’s activities. Not in any way binding but keepint the public and MPs informed of the view of indifferent observers.

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