- @drlangtry_girl Well that's just altitudist. What about people in the Fens who don't have hills? 2 hours ago
- A #TalkLikeAPirateDay joke: wp.me/p3uYA-2aM 2 hours ago
- Today's post: Nine thoughts on the referendum result wp.me/p3uYA-2aB 2 hours ago
- RT @KateGL: One of interest to at least @dds180 and @FlipChartRick : Gender pay gap in accounting still prominent - klou.tt/1qg47t9p3wyd2 2 hours ago
- @duncana_ Ha harrr. Thanks. 3 hours ago
- RT @DuncanOleary: 14% of SNP voters voted 'no' yesterday, according to the Ashcroft poll. #indyref 4 hours ago
- @neilmorrison Seems not everyone shares your scepticism. independent.co.uk/life-style/gad… 4 hours ago
- RT @fjjariego: Clearly women are cleverer: "There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue" independent.co.uk/life-style/gad… 4 hours ago
- RT @BBCScotlandNews: "It got a bit nasty for a while" Police deal with angry #indyref scenes in George Square ► bbc.in/1wO5XSK htt… 4 hours ago
- RT @PME2014: Then it pissed it down all afternoon :/ 6 hours ago
- @crischarliepaul @alexmassie What about Polaris? 6 hours ago
- @crischarliepaul @alexmassie Dunno about the nuke free childhoods. But agree on the rest. 6 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: October 2011
Can we just clear something up? There is no special legal employment protection for the public sector. Public and private sector workers are covered by the same legislation and case-law. Some public sector workers, such as civil servants, are technically … Continue reading
This weekend, the UK and Ireland will put the clocks back by one hour and revert to GMT for the next five months. We do this every year – and it’s completely bonkers. By moving our clocks back to GMT … Continue reading
Yesterday was a day for meddling with employment law. As well as Adrian Beecroft’s proposal to scrap unfair dismissal (see yesterday’s post) Nick Clegg suggested that employers should have the right to off-the-record conversations with employees which could not be … Continue reading
A leaked report for the government by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft claims that unfair dismissal law is holding back economic growth. The report says that employers should be given the right to dismiss underperforming employees without explanation. This report forms part … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. (Yes, I know that’s on John Rentoul’s Banned List but screw him!) A hectic schedule was followed by a heavy cold, during which I was too busy to take any … Continue reading
John Naughton interviews Steven Pinker in today’s Observer. This is spot on: I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind … Continue reading