- Watching #Countryfile on Isles of Scilly. Wonderful place. Contains Britain's most southerly pub too. 12 hours ago
- @Stellabranch You should. Wonderful place. 12 hours ago
- @CCAssoc1 @NigelBakhai Ah. Wasn't aware nominations still open. 13 hours ago
- Thoughtful piece from @DanHannanMEP about visiting the grave of his great uncle who died at the Somme. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhan… 13 hours ago
- @NigelBakhai Is there a;published list of election candidates? I can't find anything on the Ealing website. 13 hours ago
- RT @LS__chris: @FlipChartRick yep http://t.co/I1awiGdyd6 13 hours ago
- @leftoutside No. Should I? Good map here: filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/hum… 15 hours ago
- @leftoutside Stalin drew borders then moved people to fit them. 15 hours ago
- RT @DMReporter: NO QUESTIONS ASKED: Jewish socialist gives free food to 5,000 - without even checking if they’re poor. 15 hours ago
- @MWStory Ah, you've been to Bedfordshire then.... 15 hours ago
- RT @TomChivers: A thoughtful, balanced piece on the reality of foodbanks in the FT blogs.ft.com/off-message/20… apologies: can't remember who twe… 15 hours ago
- RT @businessinsider: CHART: There's a shocking connection between eating more chocolate and winning the Nobel Prize read.bi/1i04dhq … 16 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
Category Archives: Peak State
The CBI and IPPR published a report on the future of public services last week. It warned: Britain faces a longer-term fiscal challenge. The Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that by 2030 Britain will once again move into deficit … Continue reading
One person who won’t have been surprised by this week’s economic forecast is CIPD Chief Economist John Philpott. Last year, he predicted public sector job losses of 725,000 contradicting the Office for Budget Responsibility’s official forecast of 400,000. During a typical outbreak … Continue reading
A remarkable piece over at A Fistful of Euros puts the Eurozone crisis and, by implication, our own economic woes, into the context of a generalised crisis facing all developed economies. Three things have caused this, says Edward Hugh, high levels … Continue reading
Public sector pensions are being cut and the state retirement age is slowly but surely being pushed towards seventy. Many people are outraged by all this but is it reasonable, now, to expect to retire at 65? Most of us have … 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
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
The Economist has a series of articles on the future of the state. The paper’s broad conclusion is that western welfare state can’t go on as it is. Its editorial describes the state spending of the 2000s as “one last splurge” … Continue reading