- RT @Slate: Other companies that keep oodles of cash oversees: slate.me/11ccR54 3 hours ago
- @moorehn Because presence of guns discourages crime or because the British are more violent? 3 hours ago
- RT @moorehn: @wwol13 per capita, UK stabbings more deadly than US shootings. Ex from 2009: sob.apotheon.org/?p=1323 3 hours ago
- It's more difficult for TV drama to 'do' the 90s in the way it can 'do' the 70s and 80s. #lifeofcrime 4 hours ago
- Not "hippy cspitalists" but "robber barons in chinos" gu.com/p/3gvzp/tw 4 hours ago
- Let's get out of the depression before talking about Europe bit.ly/13DfpIJ @williamkeegan on the money as usual 4 hours ago
- RT @apostolos_kl: #UK: IMF Warns on Dangers of Help to Buy Mortgage Scheme bit.ly/Z0bdRF 6 hours ago
- RT @PSbook: NEW --> UKIP economic spokesman welcomes mass unemployment: "I hope hundreds, thousands of jobs will be lost" http://t.co/NtLab… 7 hours ago
- RT @CristinaOhq: 41 European laws discriminate against Christians | free faith freefaith.com/2013/05/22/41-… 13 hours ago
- @Pawelmorski Buy to let landlords? 13 hours ago
- RT @gdnpoliticswire: Wales could be the Silicon Valley of public services gu.com/p/3gx78/tf 17 hours ago
- RT @guy_herbert: This. #Privacy v #moralitarians & #publicchoice> health and the moral hazard of surveillance | Doctorow http://t.co/onIZMw… 17 hours ago
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
- Scroungers, scumbags and soaring welfare costs
- In The Shadow Of The Sword
Monthly Archives: February 2009
I’m reading Geraint Anderson’s book City Boy at the moment. I’ll do a full review when I’ve finished it as there is plenty in there that will be of interest to this blog’s readers. Whatever else you might think of him, … Continue reading
Robert Peston had his Victor Meldrew face on last night as he announced his latest scoop about Fred Goodwin on the BBC news. Gasping in that I-don’t-belieeeeve-it sort of way, he announced that the former CEO of RBS is already being paid £650,000 a year from … Continue reading
The row over the part privatisation of the Royal Mail continues, as Labour MPs threaten to rebel, leaving Gordon Brown in the embarrassing position of having to rely on Tory votes to get the bill through Parliament. There is little … Continue reading
We British like to think we are an innovative people. Innovation, though, comes in many forms and the film Slumdog Millionaire is a good example. Britain is uniquely placed in the world, having historical, cultural and family ties with Europe, … Continue reading
The latest HR Carnival is up at Jon Ingham’s place and in it are a couple of British HR blogs I hadn’t come across. HR with Balls is written by a bloke (I think it’s a bloke. The language is certainly bloke-ish) … Continue reading
Writing in defence of bonuses, Chris Dillow says: There’s good evidence (pdf) that some forms (pdf) of profit-related pay can improve (pdf) productivity quite significantly. True enough, but there is also evidence that many organisations don’t have a clue whether … Continue reading
The trouble with tabloid-led hysteria is that some of the more ignorant people in our society seem to think it gives them a legitimate pretext for rude and violent behaviour. Whatever you think of Sharon Shoesmith, there is no excuse for making … Continue reading
According to the Evening Standard, the business empire of Allen Stanford, the Texan tycoon facing multi-billion dollar fraud charges in the USA, was audited by a firm of accountants operating from a terraced house in Enfield. Sounds dodgy doesn’t it? Then … Continue reading
I have posted many times on the great dress down nightmare but, I wonder, will the recession get us all dressing smarter again? Earlier this month, TM Lewin, the Jermyn Street shirt retailer, reported an increase in sales. Could that be … Continue reading