- RT @TMFHousel: The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Have a great week. 1 hour ago
- RT @Judy_Dempsey: A buffer zone in eastern Ukraine perpetuates Russia’s influence there and IN Ukrainian politics. http:// http://t.co/SSh… 1 hour ago
- RT @ScillySergeant: Err! I've got a lost goldfish at the Police Station Found flipping about on Stn doorstep at 2am when I finished shift h… 1 hour ago
- RT @TheStaggers: Balls binds Labour to austerity with promise of no extra borrowing #lab14 bit.ly/1wFzXgK 1 hour ago
- @Gilesyb And their spending plans. 1 hour ago
- RT @Gilesyb: One advantage of plain packaging laws for cigarettes is that it gives politicians more space to sketch out their constitutiona… 1 hour ago
- RT @BenChu_: House price to earnings ratio is now above 14 times in London according to @ONS (12 times in England): http://t.co/ULCL1xcqjl 1 hour ago
- RT @lordbonkers: Liberal England: Rev comes to Market Bosworth bit.ly/XI6O85 1 hour ago
- RT @johnb78: Interesting, given that rugby players & Cymraeg speakers were historically almost entirely separate: wru.co.uk/eng/news/31289… v/… 1 hour ago
- @NotAsGoodAsPete It was in the pocket of my fleece, which I haven't worn for weeks. Also a tenner I didn't know I had. 1 hour ago
- RT @innocentdrinks: Hard to argue with the science. http://t.co/ZrGoQcmTV3 1 hour ago
- @georgeeaton So it's tax increases and spending cuts then. flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/the… #EdBalls #Lab14 1 hour ago
- The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition)
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
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