- RT @jon_mcgregor: O Canada! RT @lachlan: New contender for greatest political ad of the year https://t.co/k9LAdSPs1U 2 hours ago
- RT @KateGL: “@LondonTimes: Love this! #DéjàMoo... been there, done that kind of feeling & still I never seem to learn!!! http://t.co/ZTnMJx… 3 hours ago
- RT @Brasilmagic: What kind of teabagger are you? http://t.co/YgYOAD90e5 3 hours ago
- @MJCarty @MervynDinnen @duncanbHR Any of you chaps going to this? resolutionfoundation.org/events/just-jo… 15 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: NEW EVENT The changing face of self-employment. Launch of a major RF report next month. resolutionfoundation.org/events/just-jo… 17 hours ago
- @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov Doubt it, given the demand for London property. 1 day ago
- @johnb78 Now that's really silly. For a start, where would you draw the boundary? @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov 1 day ago
- @johnb78 @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov More here: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/tim… 1 day ago
- @AdamBienkov Because it would relocate power and state spending to another part of the country. 1 day ago
- Moving the government from London would be "one of the most democratic reforms in British history" says John Harris. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…" 1 day ago
- RT @resfoundation: NEW SURVEY 450,000 newly self-employed workers would rather be employees - though clear majority are content. http://t.c… 1 day ago
- Good piece in @SocietyGuardian on the Crossrail apprentice scheme: gu.com/p/3zcdy/tw Kudos to @robjones_tring and colleagues. 1 day ago
- Comparative recovery
- The social media pillory
- More freelancers than public employees: Is that really a Good Thing?
- Waiting in vain for the rebound
- Is the state shrinking?
- The working poor and the welfare cap
- Public finances: The picture is largely unchanged
- Is wealth inequality just getting back to normal?
- Bob Crow
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Suddenly, and somewhat belatedly, Gordon Brown is getting all macho with the banks. Apparently, he’s going to make the UK’s bank regulation the toughest in the world. That will certainly play well to the Labour faithful and a public heartily … Continue reading
If you are stuck for something to do, you could have a go at the DIY spending review on the IFS website. It allows you to increase or cut public spending and then to allocate what you have left between the government departments. … Continue reading
David Cameron, talking about the Thatcher years earlier this week, remarked: We never in the 1980s actually managed to cut public spending. He’s right, of course. As this graph shows, public spending is one of the few things that can … Continue reading
George Monbiot draws a parallel between unscruplulous firms that dump toxic waste on poor countries and banks that offload their toxic debt in a similar way. He refers to Barclays and its recent attempt shunt its CDOs and dodgy mortgage assets to a company in … Continue reading
Heather McGregor has caught Harriet Harman talking rubbish yet again. Lap dancing, like any other form of corporate entertainment, is not tax deductable, so asking Alistair Darling to stop a tax break that doesn’t exist makes Harriet look pretty stupid. As if the poor … Continue reading
I couldn’t get excited about David Cameron’s discovery of the government’s ‘secret plans’ to cut public spending. You only have to look at what the government has been doing, rather than what it has been saying, to realise that it is … Continue reading
Here’s a handy little graphic from the Guardian’s data blog. It shows central government spending by government department using different sized bubbles. Heres a link to the PDF: Public_spending_160909 Check out the 49,891% increase in spending by the Treasury, much of which has … Continue reading
Contestants on Dragons’ Den who don’t have a solid grasp of numbers are usually dismissed with contempt by the assembled business gurus. Theo Paphitis should perhaps show a bit more sympathy in future because the figures he quoted in his Daily Mail … Continue reading