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Spot the joins

Sam Galbraith likes to claim he was the first to coin the phrase "joined-up Government" to stress the virtues of co-ordinated activity. So the childcare strategy represents "joined-up Government for joined-up solutions for joined-up problems".

Joined-up policies begin at home, of course, as Galbraith recognised. He quoted approvingly the director of education who observed that he looked on two parts of the Scottish Office communicating with each other "not so much as a coincidence as a miracle".

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