- RT @FlipChartCat: Dave has just insulted Britain's 8.5 million cats. We demand an apology and compensation. Actually, forget the apology...… 2 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: Weak wage growth is keeping public borrowing high at the moment. Like so much else - deficit reduction will depend on the… 2 hours ago
- RT @BenChu_: Here's how major sources of UK tax have performed since the recession: http://t.co/ZiZhNyS5hi 2 hours ago
- RT @PubProfessor: After 9/11, Arabs offered support to US to take on extremists. Taken 13 years to get back there. 2 hours ago
- @UkUkitty @Nigel_Farage I did that during my finals. But I did have a politics exam the next day. 2 hours ago
- @Guy_Stallard @jdportes @MrRBourne @Frances_Coppola I think the Indie did when it was in the OBR report a couple of years ago. 3 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Way too intelligent and thoughtful. 3 hours ago
- RT @carolinejmolloy: Hats off to @hangbitch who's been doing campaigning journalism on plight of #FocusE15 for ages theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 4 hours ago
- RT @barclayswealth: 18% of the workforce are losing sleep worrying about their finances. #EBLive2014 #TweetaStat ow.ly/BDP7C htt… 4 hours ago
- RT @georgeeaton: My verdict on Miliband's speech: politically astute, intellectually coherent. But it didn't inspire. #lab14 http://t.co/Nz… 5 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Frances_Coppola Actually, I had the chance at school. If only I'd known.... 5 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Frances_Coppola I knew that! 5 hours ago
- The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition)
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- 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
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Today’s Guardian reports on some unpublished Treasury documents which estimate the impact of the government’s planned spending cuts. According to these projections, for every public sector job lost at least one will be lost in the private sector too. Remember folks, you … Continue reading
No, I’m serious. We should send the rest of the government, Parliament and the Civil Service up there with them. There must be an old castle or country house around there that the Queen could use too. The government has said … Continue reading
I’ve written a couple of pieces before about our obsession with London being the world’s pre-eminent financial centre. It’s a useful shroud for the financial services industry to wave and it plays well in the British press. We used to have … Continue reading
John Redwood proves today that having a Cambridge degree and a background in banking still doesn’t stop you from talking bollocks about the economy. “Why are there cuts when spending is going up?” he asks, “Running all the key public … Continue reading
Remember Rose Gibb? She was the hospital chief executive who was given a payoff to quit her job after a Clostridium difficile (C.diff) outbreak in which 90 people died. After she had signed what she thought was a legally binding agreement, … Continue reading
Hey, the good news (or not, depending on your point of view) is that public spending is going to rise from £696.8bn this year to £757.5bn in 2015-16. (See Page 45 of the budget report.) This seems to have caused confusion … Continue reading
Unless it’s all a joke and George Osborne is just messing with us, he will be announcing big public spending cuts today. Some of the first people to notice will be those working in the public sector. According to the ONS, … Continue reading