- RT @FlipChartCat: NEVER try to put a cat in the bath: westerndailypress.co.uk/Cat-owner-trie… 8 hours ago
- RT @YouGov: YouGov #IndyRef prediction: YES 46%, NO 54% - y-g.co/1mjwlQz 8 hours ago
- @bill1303 @paulmasonnews You seen this? youtube.com/watch?v=uE-P_1… Unbelievable trousers. 8 hours ago
- RT @euanmccolm: i have lifelong friends on both sides of the #indyref debate. after today, it is my very dear hope that i never see any of … 8 hours ago
- RT @ebrdcharles: Whatever your views on Scottish independence,it is hard not to be proud of such an example of democracy.Possible 90% turno… 8 hours ago
- UK economic recovery? It just can't get any better, any time soon gu.com/p/4x79m/tw via @guardian 12 hours ago
- IMF warns of new threats to global economy due to excessive risk taking gu.com/p/4xk96/tw via @guardian 12 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: 1/2 Great seminar here this am on developing an 'all worker' earnings measure inc. the self-employed. Here’s our case ht… 13 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: "Hopes that 2014 would be ‘the year of the pay rise’ look to have been dashed" @sarahoconnor_ quotes @lauracgardiner htt… 13 hours ago
- @HazelMaciver @andywightman Damn! You've got me singing Bohemian Rhapsody now. 14 hours ago
- RT @HazelMaciver: Think this Edinburgh voter is pretty convinced: #VoteNo! #indyref http://t.co/paFFGOiIZp 14 hours ago
- @IamalrightJack That's from 2004. Is that the best you've got? 14 hours ago
- 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
- Britain’s management problem
- Italian tragedy
- Economy in ‘wait and see’ mode
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