- RT @WickedGood: Seen at my daughter's classroom. Simple enough that second graders can understand it. Adults not so much. http://t.co/Cc9TM… 44 minutes ago
- @dougshaw1 One for you: wp.me/p3uYA-2aM #PirateDay 55 minutes ago
- @RicoS1953 S and E English-speaking from late Middle ages. N & W Gaelic. @TheEconomist 55 minutes ago
- A wee trace of the old Highland Line here? econ.st/1tuTWyP http://t.co/Jd95AETJ3O Via @TheEconomist 1 hour ago
- RT @TheEconomist: China is trying to build a new world order, starting in Asia econ.st/1ueMIwW http://t.co/K5j3ezpJYN 1 hour ago
- RT @FT: FREE TO READ: 8 top economists discuss ways to jump-start wage growth on.ft.com/1u6qPn1 pic.twitter.com/tzSu6GoOz9 1 hour ago
- @LarchLucy Fortunately, your contemporaries will have less capacity too. 1 hour ago
- RT @prospect_uk: "You can’t keep giving all the goodies to Scotland simply because they shout the loudest” prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/prospect… 1 hour ago
- @LarchLucy I couldn't do that level of alcohol these days. 1 hour ago
- Blogged: 9 thoughts on the referendum result wp.me/p3uYA-2aB 1 hour ago
- @jamesosh Easier to motivate people when it's a clear and immediate question. @benatipsosmori 1 hour ago
- Pirate Day joke wp.me/p3uYA-2aM #PirateDay 2 hours ago
- 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
- Britain’s management problem
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says his next targets will be major corporations. He told Forbes magazine that fifty percent of the documents he is waiting to release relate to the private sector and that he is planning to publish material about a major … Continue reading
Christmas is a time for telling old stories and legends. Eric Pickles has started early with an annual favourite – Winterval. The Conservative Party’s web-site reports: As the lights are turned on for Christmas all over the country, Mr Pickles urged councils to … Continue reading
I’m off overseas for a few days. (Does anyone else apart from the British say ‘overseas’?) Some good stuff on the Irish debacle from Mary-Anne Sieghart, Chris Farrell, Lisa O’Carroll and John Naughton. I liked this from the Redundant Public Servant too: The … Continue reading
The folk at the Guardian have been having some fun with the government’s recently released public spending data. Among other things, they have discovered that the spending on agency staff went up by 65% after the recruitment freeze. Well who’d … Continue reading
For some reason, probably my state of mind at the moment, this made me roar with laughter this morning: The Queen, Baroness Thatcher, Parliament and flagship West End stores have only just escaped an extraordinary plan by Conservative-controlled Westminster council … Continue reading
By now, you have probably heard about Sarah Baskerville, the Department for Transport civil servant who was attacked by Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail. His article has been thoroughly fisked by Adrian Short so I won’t bother to do a line-by-line … Continue reading
Was anyone surprised when the House of Commons public accounts committee found that only £6bn of the promised £35bn government efficiency savings had been delivered? Well, I have to admit that I was surprised but only by the fact that the … Continue reading