- RT @GhaffarH: There is no such thing as a community leader! Communities only elect councillors and MPs not bored middle aged men seeking th… 5 minutes ago
- London knife attack boosts British far-right groups on social media wapo.st/188PMCY > Interesting to see a foreign perspective. 19 minutes ago
- World atheism map: washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie… Pity there is no data for the UK. 25 minutes ago
- Stop giving air time to 'idiots and nutters' says Warsi bit.ly/18lWzaa She means Islamists, not Ukip or backbench Tories. 28 minutes ago
- RT @Timothy_Hughes: 13 strange facts about the London Underground | Weird@Wanderlust | Wanderlust shrd.by/qz22Na 37 minutes ago
- @Marcus_Davison @bengoldacre Very true, Marcus. It's the 'People Like Us' and the 'There But For The Grace Of God' factors again. 39 minutes ago
- @bengoldacre @markrt Thanks folks. Was wondering why one of my old posts was getting so many hits. 45 minutes ago
- @treacletiger Talking of London, have you seen this? vimeo.com/7638752 1 hour ago
- Indians, racist? newslaundry.com/2013/05/indian… 1 hour ago
- RT @Ajarvis8: Thought provoking read: When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order. http://… 1 hour ago
- @Ajarvis8 Excellent book. 1 hour ago
- @treacletiger Oh yeah! Thanks for the RT too. 1 hour ago
- 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!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
Monthly Archives: March 2011
If you thought that London out-booming Mumbai, Shanghai and Hong Kong was counterintuitive, try this – part-time women in professional occupations earn 1.6% more than their full-time male counterparts! Part-time professional women earn, on average, £22.82 an hour while full-time professional men earn £22.47 … Continue reading
Perhaps there has been a bankers’ exodus after all – from other cities to London. Bloomberg reports that banks and other financial services organisations in the City are now approaching pre-recession levels of employment. Even RBS now employs more people in … Continue reading
A broad consensus has developed, over the last decade or so, that the balance of power in the world is shifting away from North America, Europe and Japan and towards East Asia, South Asia and Latin America. Liberal economists talk about the rebalancing of … Continue reading
The Economist has a series of articles on the future of the state. The paper’s broad conclusion is that western welfare state can’t go on as it is. Its editorial describes the state spending of the 2000s as “one last splurge” … Continue reading
Last week was the fortieth birthday of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Described by a government minister as the most successful consumer group in Europe, it revolutionised (or perhaps counter-revolutionised) the beer market in the UK. Contrary to popular myth, CAMRA was not … Continue reading
Ben Goldacre has a piece in today’s Guardian criticising journalists who don’t link to primary sources. He quotes examples of spurious stories in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, which completely distorted the results of academic studies to support some quite bonkers … Continue reading
On Wednesday I wrote about avoiding combat mode in arguments and other difficult conversations. Of course, this can be hard to do in the moment, especially when you are being verbally attacked by someone. One way of deflecting such attacks is to … Continue reading
If you only read one thing today, make it this excellent guide to difficult conversations from the Harvard Business review. The first mistake we make, say Sarah Green and Holly Weeks, is to fall into a combat mentality. As soon as we … Continue reading
Everyone knows there is a public sector pensions timebomb. All these highly paid public servants are starting to retire on huge pensions and, if the government doesn’t do something about it soon, the cost of these pensions will become unsustainable … Continue reading
It’s always a good idea to keep your employment law knowledge up to date. Even if you don’t use it on a day-to-day basis, it helps, in any business role, to have an awareness of the latest legislation and case-law. On 17 … Continue reading