- RT @dougshaw1: Days like these wp.me/p2lDiS-lD > @FloraMarriott discovers the rest of the steel river. 5 hours ago
- RT @JohnGordonSaker: MISSING! My son Giles, last seen in St Albans Monday lunchtime. Please RT urgently. Call 01707 354000 #findgiles http:… 5 hours ago
- RT @MForstater: @KateRaworth tend to agree w@climatepolitics, Bowen, @diane1859. No growth is a dead end - Economy is not a Hamster http://… 5 hours ago
- RT @julijuxtaposed: Labour is hard work wp.me/p2SlQ8-k5 5 hours ago
- RT @TelegraphNews: Net migration into Britain has fallen by more than a third, according to fresh figures released today http://t.co/E5jFlT… 5 hours ago
- RT @GuardianData: Net migration to the UK: down 89,000 in a year gu.com/p/3g447/tf 5 hours ago
- @globethoughts Thanks for the RT 5 hours ago
- @Lawyer_rra Thanks for the RT 6 hours ago
- RT @HR_Gem: I wrote another blog. Sorry about that > Don't call me 'HR' wp.me/p2vibQ-33 #hrblog 6 hours ago
- "@PeterRisdon: @johnb78 @FlipChartRick @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques Fitz is 'fils' really. Bastard thing was later adoption." > Beat me to it! 7 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques @johnb78 So Cambro-Norman then. 8 hours ago
- @BorisWatch @Fat_Jacques @johnb78 As does anyone called Fitz... 8 hours ago
- 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!
- Scroungers, scumbags and soaring welfare costs
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Dress code angst has been a recurring theme on this blog because, over a decade after the introduction of dress-down Fridays, it is still causing problems. Yesterday’s Evening Standard carried the story of Peter Bingle, chairman of Bell Pottinger, being … Continue reading
Many conservatives argue there should be no need to raise taxes or reduce public service provision to bring down the UK’s deficit. Simply cutting out all that waste in the public sector, they say, would solve the problem. The mirror image of … Continue reading
Every so often, someone writes an article on words they don’t like. Sometimes they have a go at teenagers’ language, other times it’s business jargon. Those of us who follow John Rentoul on Twitter are reminded of his banned list … Continue reading
The National Audit Office published a report yesterday expressing some doubt about HMRC’s ability to achieve 25 percent cost savings over the next four years. Tax expert Richard Murphy put it more bluntly: They might just as well have said they can’t … Continue reading
The House of Lords report on behaviour change makes fascinating reading. Its overall conclusion is that persuasion alone is not enough to change the behaviour of large groups of people. Incentives and sanctions are necessary too. The ‘nudge theory’, which … Continue reading
Compare this: Rupert Murdoch, facing his first grilling from a parliamentary select committee, was being briefed this weekend by lawyers and a public relations expert who helped salvage the reputation of American chat show host David Letterman when he was … Continue reading
Andy Hayman’s protests about his treatment by the parliamentary committee last week have been drowned out by his critics. Those on the receiving end of media firestorms usually find themselves shouted down. Mr Hayman may not be the country’s most popular copper … Continue reading
It might have been a crap week for Rupert Murdoch but it’s been a storming one for this blog. Wednesday’s post, in particular, attracted a lot of attention and was picked up in a number of other countries, notably those … Continue reading
At least, that’s the impression you’d get from reading the coverage of the Fiscal Sustainability Report, published yesterday by the Office for Budget Responsibility. Actually, the OBR’s forecasts are not as pessimistic as some of the others I have covered on this … Continue reading