- Interview with the jellyfish that stung David Cameron. eveningharold.com/2014/04/18/i-s… 33 minutes ago
- RT @BritGeoSurvey: Here's the location map for today's #rutlandearthquake http://t.co/8R6jy6eh3C 43 minutes ago
- @Nicky_Long I haven't seen a match since the Wigan debacle. Even my cousin, a long-term hard-bitten fan, had his head in his hands. 47 minutes ago
- @Nicky_Long I've been a Forest fan for 40 years. That's how! 52 minutes ago
- RT @Bankofisland: The Spanish know how to Protest ! Bilbao this evening. http://t.co/3vhCRiSCYn 53 minutes ago
- @Nicky_Long Because I'm a Forest fan who lives near Brentford. And there are some great pubs near the ground. 54 minutes ago
- Looking forward to watching Brentford v #NFFC next season. About time too. 1 hour ago
- @PrimlyStable Lucky I saw this. I was just about to put it all on the 2.40 at Haydock. 1 hour ago
- RT @IanDunt: 'Little England is the retreat of the besieged' newstatesman.com/politics/2014/… 1 hour ago
- @chrisdaleoxford I've been caught in the rain up there more than once. 1 hour ago
- @CIPD West London employment law update, with the only man who can make TUPE entertaining, @DazNewman cipd.co.uk/branch/wlondon… 1 hour ago
- RT @WhitefordPeter: Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog) | @scoopit sco.lt/9Egp5l 14 hours 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: 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