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Chris Cook

Policy Editor, Newsnight — BBC

Policy Editor @BBCNewsnight. I cover what govt does. I talk about Ireland a lot. Obviously, my views are mine. DM for details for secure contact

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@econhedge The legacy of “Yes, Minister” is one of my real irritations.
@MariosRichards Hahaha - yes. But they should know how to read academic papers on social policy, which might end up with being able to do all the CPDs)
@MariosRichards And just read the debates: just know-nothingism everywhere
@MariosRichards I don’t expect every person to have a PhD in social policy. But if there were a culture of training, I’d expect perhaps ONE OF THEM to have done one while an MP?
@MariosRichards My main irritation is that partied feel no need - once people are elected - to train them. They should be forced to take CPD
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