- RT @IcelandicEcon: "The effects of drug trafficking are worse than those of the drugs themselves." gu.com/p/3y4tj/tw via @guardian 3 hours ago
- @KateGL Will you be breathing fire? 8 hours ago
- RT @miss_mcinerney: I picked out the juicy parts of the NAO Free School report so you don't have to: bit.ly/18BfWOs 8 hours ago
- @DavidMBBell @MJCarty Might be a bit of a stretch that one. 8 hours ago
- RT @MervynDinnen: "Compliance: Why It’s The Only Fix For Candidate Experience talentculture.com/leadership/com… " > in Hr it's easier to change the la… 10 hours ago
- RT @brummytaff: White Tory makes black history in debate over deaths in custody. A welcome piece! gu.com/p/3y2ak 18 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck I don't have a target audience. All sorts of people read my blog. Some of them agree. Some don't. 18 hours ago
- @richardblogger @carolinejmolloy After the election when it's safe to tell us. 18 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck But if you say Will is daft for saying public svs can't run on 16% of GDP, onus is on you to explain how it can. 18 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck If I came across as bullying, I'm sorry. There's too much of that on here ss it is. 18 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck How much will wage freeze save then? Go on, give me some numbers? 20 hours ago
- Great speech from Obama: wapo.st/JbERza Loved the dig at the dictators and tinpot tyrants. HT @ezraklein 21 hours ago
- No-one from the north need apply!
- 1948: a dystopian tale – by George O
- What about Cornwall?
- Is there a North-South divide? And where is it?
- Business Demographics
- Big Brother, Big Sister and control-freakery
- A Comment Award for the boy who couldn’t write
- High pay, low pay and secular stagnation
- Demographic timebomb – not as timebomby if we work a bit longer
- Acid Retirement Home
- Public service cuts: Has the government gotten away with it?
- Bugles calling for them from sad shires
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