- @annkempster @signalbc I suspect this reflects what's happening elsewhere; those at the top are pulling away from everyone else. 4 hours ago
- RT @signalbc: BBC News - Civil service: MPs warn of risk of 'pay exodus' bbc.in/17Xe6bl #CivilService #PublicSector #Pay #HR #Talen… 4 hours ago
- RT @FelicityMorse: 100% rise in support for Tories amongst young people, with cutting benefits a reason for surge... Does this resonate? ht… 4 hours ago
- RT @ruskin147: The new middle class - great new multimedia series on web & BBC World masterminded by the fab @eeanrose http://t.co/UQLRjiP… 4 hours ago
- RT @DannyQuah: Excellent! RT @kingeconomist: Speaking at LSE tonight #WhenTheMoneyRunsOut. lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/e… #LSEaffluence @LSEEcon 4 hours ago
- RT @SysThinkReview: After spending hundreds of millions of £s on NHS compliance inspection CQC admit they inspected wrong things. http://t… 5 hours ago
- RT @AlisonChisnell: “@neilmorrison: I'm really excited about Inspiring the Future. Check it out inspiringthefuture.org > sounds brilliant! … 5 hours ago
- RT @TheAtlantic: The secret of viral success is that there is no secret of viral success theatln.tc/13ZfQef 5 hours ago
- RT @MagsNews: Murdoch rocked by claims mobile #phonehacking took place in US independent.co.uk/news/world/ame… < Beckham believes he was targeted.. #… 5 hours ago
- RT @seanjones11kbw: Is there such a thing as "heavy refreshments"? 5 hours ago
- RT @NatSecSoc: Witness the rise of young Turks - not necessarily #secular but #definitely democratic - bit.ly/12tzkeq #Turkey via … 6 hours ago
- @Baskers Radio Tirana was the propaganda station for Albania's old Stalinist regime. Its call sign was chilling! 6 hours ago
- From non-jobs to non-businesses
- When the roses bloom again
- Britain’s debt shows just how bad a kicking we’ve had
- ECHR throws out religious discrimination claims
- What’s happened to the gender pay gap?
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- 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!
Monthly Archives: November 2009
This morning’s financial news is dominated by fears that the state-owned Dubai World is about to default on its debt repayments. And guess which bank has the largest exposure to Dubai World? Of course, that’ll be good old Royal Bank of Scotland, underwritten … Continue reading
Most commentators are decidedly underwhelmed by the recommendations of the Walker Review. Most of the attention has been focussed on bankers’ pay and, specifically, the decision not to force banks to publish the names of staff being paid over £1 million … Continue reading
Labour’s slight revival in the opinion polls has the newspapers discussing the possibility of a hung parliament. As Andrew Rawnsley says, a hung parliament would reflect the public mood: People are sick of Labour but reluctant to swallow the Tories. That points to … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting and rather disturbing story. Earlier this year the recruitment firm Hays was accused of racism after three employees claimed they were subjected to abuse by colleagues and managers. The employment tribunal started this week and the accusations were repeated … Continue reading
The news that October’s budget deficit was the highest since 1993 had all the Labour-hating newspapers jumping up and down with barely concealed glee. The suggestion that this is all Gordon Brown’s fault is being relentlessly pushed by his enemies. He … Continue reading
I haven’t had time to write anything about the blustering from bankers and their cheerleaders in response to the government’s plans to regulate City bonuses. Read Alex McGarry’s piece in the Spoof instead. It’s along the lines of what I was going to say, … Continue reading
Another week another story about bankers’ bonuses. When I heard the headline this morning about how the government plans to give the FSA powers to strip bankers of their bonuses I wondered how the hell it was going to work. Surely, I … Continue reading
Barclays and HSBC posted upbeat results today and the question everyone wants to know is, “Does this mean the recession is over?” No, stuff that! The question everyone really wants to know is whether or not they will be paying bonuses, … Continue reading