- @MJCarty Good plan! 5 hours ago
- @MdxUniNews @JohnRentoul So not many people give 'a fairer Britain' much of a chance then. 5 hours ago
- Happy Birthday to Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline. When I was about 9 I wanted to set up my own pirate radio station. 5 hours ago
- RT @jules_birch: Intro to Telegraph story has (Freudian?) slip describing #HelptoBuy as 'Government buy to let subsidy' #ukhousing 5 hours ago
- RT @LDNCalling: My old mate @jerryhayes1 gives the "swivel-eyed loons" both barrels on CIF bit.ly/12RZFPP 9 hours ago
- 7 Fitness Myths You Should Stop Believing: dailyhealthpost.com/7-fitness-myth… 9 hours ago
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow's state wp.me/p3uYA-1Lg With update on @TheIFS Paul Johnson's FT article. 9 hours ago
- RT @MJCarty: #peakjobs #hrblogs RT @michaelscutt: Just Blogged: The Great Reset lnkd.in/idFujh #ukemplaw #hr 10 hours ago
- RT @holland_tom: A timely piece on "how religions change their mind." Not surprising they do – all aspects of human culture evolve. http://… 13 hours ago
- RT @dsquareddigest: fashion industry is industry, has act together; tech industry has sense of entitlement issues bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-2… (v… 13 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: To look at punk viewed only through the attire, rather than the beliefs, is to make a cultural error http://t.co/GYFeRadA… 13 hours ago
- @AnnPettifor Paid for by...? 14 hours ago
- 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!
- Scroungers, scumbags and soaring welfare costs
- In The Shadow Of The Sword
Monthly Archives: April 2011
Here’s something to try on your friends next time you’re in the pub or at a dinner party. Let’s assume that, at some time in your life, you will fall foul of the authorities in a foreign country. The good … Continue reading
“If you take away the brand, what are this company’s strengths?” I asked senior managers from a firm with high-profile name. They looked at me gone out, as my gran used to say. It had never occurred to them to ask … Continue reading
The IMF dropped a bombshell over the weekend. It predicted that China’s economy would overtake America’s in 2016, a decade or so earlier than most previous predictions. Has the IMF suddenly discovered some new data? Has the impact of the financial crisis … Continue reading
After yesterday’s data-heavy post, something a bit more light-hearted for the Thursday before a bank holiday weekend. Now we all know that astrology is a load of rubbish. It’s a lot of superstitious mumbo-jumbo with no evidence base whatsoever. Anyone caught … Continue reading
Peter Hoskin and Éoin Clarke were knocking lumps out of each other last week about whether debt and debt repayments were worse under John Major than they are now. At least they were knocking lumps out of each other with numbers and bar … Continue reading
I’m still reeling from watching last night’s Panorama programme. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth watching on iPlayer. It told the story of a convicted fraudster who conned, in roughly this order, an investment bank, Notts County’s owners, … Continue reading
Anne McElvoy is annoyed with Islington council. It has told her she has to recycle her food waste to help the council save money and that, if she doesn’t, she will be fined. Her irritation seems to be not so much with … Continue reading
Earlier this week, the OECD published its Social Indicators for 2011. There is loads of good stuff in there for the information junkie to trawl through and I’m sure a number of us will be referring to it in the months … Continue reading
I haven’t had time to read the Vickers report properly yet but it expresses some scepticism about the bankers’ threats to leave London. There are a number of practical obstacles and it might do the banks more harm than good, was … Continue reading