Tag Archives: George Orwell

No longer fit to be free

Those who wonder why so many show little desire to be free from ISO accreditation might reflect on Peter Hitchens’ comments on leaving the EU.  Slavery is freedom. Modern Britain is like a man who has been in prison for … Continue reading

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Overdiagnosis: when good intentions meet vested interests

Overdiagnosis: when good intentions meet vested interests—an essay by Iona Heath does not mention accreditation.  It’s about the financial interests that have led to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.  When you read the essay, you’ll have to substitute “UKAS assessment” for the various patient screening … Continue reading

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Tools of the cartel: Redefinition

How does the inspection cartel avoid admitting it enforces a cosy monopoly while also compelling markets to be “free”? By redefining its regulatory impositions as a “public authority activity” without economic consequence: “3.3 Is this Regulation creating a monopoly? Accreditation is not … Continue reading

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