My work with whistleblowers in this Parliament, especially those who work in the NHS, has helped to taught me that integrity is more important than institutions.
Posts by Charlotte Leslie MP
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Charlotte Leslie MP: An appeal to my Labour colleagues. The public needs to see this NHS report – so let’s agree it.
After taking so much evidence, drafting a report and considering so many amendments, we should all now meet the responsibility placed on us.
Charlotte Leslie MP: We can download information. But we can’t download experience – and we need it.
Modernity, quickness, and digital ability are all vital, but so is the wisdom and understanding of the older worker.
The best way to get a young person to be disengaged and childish is to deny them responsibility on the reasoning that they are disengaged and childish.
My enthusiasm for opening up Parliament to the people is put to the test in a new BBC TV series.
Charlotte Leslie MP: Immigration. The NHS. And all the other subjects we’re not meant to talk about.
It’s not just cartoons of Mohammed that have become taboo.
Charlotte Leslie: The case for hospital managers who risk patient safety paying a penalty themselves
Senior NHS Trust managers enjoy private sector salaries and pensions but none of the private sector risk. This must change.
Adeste Fideles. In Dulci Jubilo. In a season during which we hear or sing more of it than usual, it is timely to wonder at its logical and emotional power.
Charlotte Leslie MP: A real chance to create the single biggest development in education for at least a century
We could be seeing the start of a Royal College of Teaching.
They are touching the same sensitive spot that makes the public go gooey as Blair touched – in the same way, but with different lines.
It would be symbolic of our willingness to say to those abusers who think they are untouchable because they have power: “No, you are not.”
Charlotte Leslie: Our future. Will we be One Nation of engaged citizens…or a 111 Nation of disembodied announcements?
“Your call is important to us.” “We are sorry for the delay.” “We are experiencing a high level of calls…” Problems can’t be solved without human engagement.
Politics is bad at dealing with such intangible things as people’s psychology; bad at encompassing and promoting real belief systems; bad at emotional intelligence.
UKIP is rich on anger – short on anything to actually change the sources of that anger.
Charlotte Leslie MP: ISIS. Putin. Which way do the enemies of both England and Scotland want to vote to go on Thursday?
The final irony is that those who dislike the Establishment are dancing to the very tune, played expertly by Alex Salmond, against which they think they are revolting.