- RT @resfoundation: '28% of those self-employed in the last 5 years would prefer to be an employee' #Newsnight cites new RF survey http://t.… 4 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude What are you on about? Companies share data and shaft people without them knowing it. That's it! 11 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Tell it to these folk. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00… 11 hours ago
- RT @chrisdaleoxford: Good luck to whoever buys #HMRC data. There's at least two of me in there despite my best efforts to make them remove … 11 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude We've no idea what companies do with data. You could be on a blacklist, have credit denied, insurance premiums hiked.. 11 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude They both need to be. Companies are just as much a threat to privacy as government. 11 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude I'm sceptical about whether the data can be truly anonymised. 11 hours ago
- Brilliant piece. We may moan about the UK but compared to much of the world, it's a good place to be. theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 12 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude You don't need to be Labour to be suspicious of what companies might do with data. 12 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude You have no arguments so you resort to abuse. Again. 13 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Why should it? You are not doing a great job of selling this to me. 13 hours ago
- New TV adaptation of Jamaica Inn starts on Monday. Predict crap Cornish accents. 13 hours ago
- Comparative recovery
- The social media pillory
- More freelancers than public employees: Is that really a Good Thing?
- Waiting in vain for the rebound
- Is the state shrinking?
- The working poor and the welfare cap
- Public finances: The picture is largely unchanged
- Is wealth inequality just getting back to normal?
- Bob Crow
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Today is Michaelmas, one of the old quarter days when taxes and payments were due. Until 1752 it was the mid-point of the year. Michaelmas was the end of the harvest period and, therefore, a day when annual and quarterly agricultural contracts were renewed. … Continue reading
This week’s Mandy Rice-Davies award goes to a study which found ‘substantial’ religious discrimination in the workplace. The evidence? Religious people told the researchers they had been discriminated against. What sort of discrimination did they suffer? [The research] also found new examples … Continue reading
The Conservative Party ‘does God’, says Eric Pickles, contrasting the ethos of his government with the famous “We don’t do God” quote from Labour’s Alistair Campbell. His article stresses the importance of Christianity and, implicitly, backs the right of Nadia Eweida … Continue reading
In what some are seeing as a veiled challenge to David Cameron, Boris Johnson has attacked the trade unions. He is demanding a 50 percent threshold for strike ballots, further restrictions on picketing and, effectively, the banning of all-out strikes in ‘essential’ … Continue reading
Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, seems a bit confused. He’s complaining about the ‘human rights agenda’ while, at the same time, backing Christians who are bringing court cases under human rights law. Let’s imagine, for a moment, a … Continue reading