- RT @tonywilsonCESI: Great blog from our @PaulBivandCESI, how we've hit 'record' employment due to pensions reform. The forgotten reform? ht… 5 hours ago
- RT @politico: Barack Obama weighs in on Scotland vote: politi.co/1u9zn8W 5 hours ago
- ICYMI: Breaking up the UK - everyone's a loser wp.me/p3uYA-2aj 5 hours ago
- @KateGL @David_Goddin @dds180 Who was he cursing at? 5 hours ago
- @Gonk1980 @terencecallacha @jdportes @Effiedeans Not even playing the man. Just making stuff up. 6 hours ago
- RT @Heresy_Corner: There's something deliciously ironic about Scots nationalists telling Shetland it has no right to self-determination htt… 7 hours ago
- Blogged: Breaking up the UK - everyone's a loser wp.me/p3uYA-2aj 8 hours ago
- @dds180 As long as you don't start growling at me. @KateGL @alicempatterson 9 hours ago
- @PreachyPreach @JonnElledge Nah, that was the Norman Conquest. wp.me/p3uYA-9l 10 hours ago
- @johnb78 I found the argument interesting, though some of the factoids are up for challenge. @bengoldacre 11 hours ago
- @bengoldacre Most of those "blinded by post imperial nationalism" are in the South-East, apparently: opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/ada… 11 hours ago
- "Scotland isn't different, it's Britain that's bizarre" opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/ada… Some iffy factoids but an interesting argument. 11 hours ago
- 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
- Italian tragedy
- Economy in ‘wait and see’ mode
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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Following on from yesterday’s post on inequality, I discovered this OECD country report on inequality in the UK. Assortative Mating (see yesterday’s post) has played a more significant role in increasing the earnings gap in the UK, says the report: … Continue reading
The arguments about high executive pay rumble on. I have been reading around the subject, which is complex, and I will post something on it in due course. In the meantime, though, here is an interesting discussion I came across … Continue reading
The Commons Health Committee has confirmed what many of us predicted over a year ago; that the turmoil of the NHS restructure will kill off all hope of achieving the 4 percent annual efficiency savings demanded by the Nicholson Challenge. … Continue reading
A good friend of mine, like many people from Northern Ireland, has both a UK and an Irish passport. In the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, she chose to travel on her Irish passport for a while. Given the bad … Continue reading
The people who want to get rid of employment protection will try anything. Unfair dismissal legislation has been blamed for stifling economic growth and preventing efficiency improvements in the public sector. All baloney, of course. Now, though, City AM’s Allister Heath … Continue reading
The chaps and chapesses at WordPress have sent me the final stats on this blog’s visits for 2011. The most popular posts were: Murdoch’s Frankenstein – The day I posted this, the blog traffic broke all previous records, as Mr Murdoch … Continue reading