In early 2015, soon after Buckinghamshire Children’s Services had first been judged “Inadequate” by Ofsted, Bucks Council was sharply criticised for being more concerned with “covering up its blemishes than fixing the root of the problem”. …


A Failure of Leadership

A Follow-Up Letter To The Buckingham Media

29–3-’21

Council Silent on Issues Raised Over Lack of Scrutiny of Failing Children’s Services

Dear Editor

I write with reference to my letter published on March 12 about the lack of meaningful, effective scrutiny of Buckinghamshire Council’s failing Children’s Services.

Since writing my…


A Letter To The Buckingham Media

9–3-’21

Dear Editor

I write with reference to the recent meeting of Buckinghamshire Council’s Children and Education Select Committee held on Thursday 4 March. …


A Letter To My MP On A Matter Of Grave National Concern

To: Greg Smith, Member of Parliament for Buckingham

From: Mick O’Mahony

26 May 2020

Dear Greg

I write to you as one of your constituents. In common with what appears to be a significant majority of the population…


Why Is Tony Blair’s Influence So Diminished These Days?

Why Is Tony Blair’s Influence So Diminished These Days?

In recent weeks, as this dreadful Coronavirus pandemic has paralysed societies around the world, over-stretched governments have never been in greater need of wise counsel from respected elder statesmen and women. The…

Mick O'Mahony

Ex secondary school teacher and Headteacher.

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