Monthly Archives: February 2014

Huge lobbies want…

Peter Hitchens writes of Our Duty to Oppose the Warmist Inquisition: “A person who drives a powerful car on short-distance journeys when he could have walked or bicycled – but who believes in AGW – is deemed morally superior to … Continue reading

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No idea for old men

What is true of mistaken scientific theories and Keynesian economics is also true of the management accreditation cartel and those who defend it: “People adopt systems for reasons other than intellectual consistency. They do this as young men, while they … Continue reading

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‘Elf and safety madness

Only spending a quarter of your resources on quality control?  UKAS encourages its assessors to let their imaginations run riot on the quest for non-compliances.  No possibility is too remote that the organisation won’t use it to pretend it is still doing … Continue reading

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Everything depends on us…otherwise…?

Writing on euthanasia, a subject apparently unconnected to accreditation, Theodore Dalrymple gets to the heart of the issue.  And many others. “As is often the way, the passion with which an issue is debated conceals something deeper at stake. In the absence … Continue reading

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Gagged by membership

Here’s a list of organisations that won’t be criticising accreditation.  “Membership” has been used to silence potential opposition by making senior staff complicit. UKAS Members  Although the company aims to be – and is – profitmaking, all profits are ploughed back into … Continue reading

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The menace of the naval mind?

BS 5750 emerged from Allied military standards for industrial procurement.  Rear-Admiral Spickernell then pushed this British Standard on the ISO.  Hence the ISO 9000 series and the standards derived from it such as ISO 17025 and ISO 15189.  Now management … Continue reading

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