Category Archives: Media Appearances

This page will have a rolling update of links to places where I’ve appeared in the media, including places Whitehall Watch has been ‘syndicated’.

Bumped by a Volcano

Things have been rather hectic over the past couple of weeks and I’ve done so many media things I’ve not had time to keep this page up to date. Until the Election is over that’s likely to continue to be … Continue reading

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EURONET News

An appearance on EURONET News (European radio station) – about 17 mins into this broadcast (5th May 2010) talking about the Election see this comment on what I have been saying about efficiency, about parallels with the USA, on our (MBS) … Continue reading

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Election Uncovered: What They Won’t Tell Us (Channel 4)

Channel 4 did a reasonable job of exploring some of the issues that the election campaign and leaders debates have failed to tackle adequately (although I am biased ‘cos I was on the panel).

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General election 2010: the battle over the paperclip vote

General election 2010: the battle over the paperclip vote The Guardian – ‎5 hours ago‎ The trio have been joined by Professor Colin Talbot, the public services adviser to the Treasury select committee. It is probably tedious to get into the …

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Major parties failing to spell out spending plans

Major parties failing to spell out spending plans Public Finance – Lucy Phillips – ‎4 hours ago‎ Colin Talbot, professor of public policy and management at Manchester Business School, told Public Finance that the public sector had been left ‘guessing’. …

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The World at One (BBC)

The World at One (BBC) 8th April 2010

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What will politicians need to do to please public managers?‎

What will politicians need to do to please public managers?‎ The Guardian Last week Colin Talbot, professor of public policy and management at Manchester Business School, who gave evidence to the Commons’ Treasury select committee …

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The Great Ignored

The great ignored: the big deficit and the big market, by Colin Talbot‎ Public Finance

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City lets George Osborne make a monkey of the voters‎

City lets George Osborne make a monkey of the voters‎ Times Online In the case of Rayner, according to Colin Talbot of Manchester University, Britain’s foremost expert on public-sector efficiency, only half the claimed …

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BBC Today programme

Listen to my appearance on the BBC Today programme on 1st April on efficiency

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Society Daily

Society daily 25.03.2010‎ The Guardian What budget, asks Whitehall Watch’s Colin Talbot. “This must be the most non-budget in British history.” Certainly if you were expecting detail on …

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First, read the manual‎

First, read the manual‎ Financial Times – Nicholas Timmins … and the requirement to search for work, or at least prepare for it,” Colin Talbot, professor of public management at Manchester Business School, says. …

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Recent articles in ‘Public Servant’

Here are a few of the articles I have published in ‘Public Servant’ monthly magazine over the past couple of years. More can be found on their website by searching.

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Recent articles in ‘Public Finance’

Here are links to a few of the articles I have published in ‘Public Finance’ weekly magazine over the past year or so.

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