When did old-fashioned office politics become bullying?
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
‘My name is Mick, and I am an office bully. Before you start booing, I am a victim of office bullies too. Indeed, many people I have worked with could also qualify as both bullies and bullied. And so, quite possibly, could you — at least according to the ever-widening definition of workplace harassment today….’
Has welfarism gone too far? Is it time to trim this massive machine? And more importantly, shouldn’t it be trimmed for the *right* reasons - that is, not in order to save the state money but as a way of protecting communities from the negative impact of constant welfarist intervention?
We’ll be debating these issues at the next session of our spiked drinks events at Portcullis House in London on Monday 3 June at 6.30pm. Find out more here.