- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 6 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: Too early to say whether this crisis marks a lasting turning point for the econ (i.e. a 1945/1979). But it is throwing up de… 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: 3/ And finally, who pays for all this? Cuts to public services/welfare were main tool of last consolidation, but surely impo… 6 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: This graph from Martin Wolf’s piece today shows the terrifying economic impact of Covid – and why governments are rightly th… 6 hours ago
- “The idea that illness is a character test, with recovery as a reward for the valiant, is glib to the point of insu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 hours ago
- RT @alanbeattie: @DmitryOpines @IanDunt theonion.com/loved-ones-rec… 8 hours ago
- RT @IanDunt: I do wish people would stop with this 'he's a fighter' thing when someone is ill. I know it's meant to be encouraging, but it… 8 hours ago
- Eurozone’s two biggest economies sink into historic recessions ft.com/content/ca3018… via @financialtimes 8 hours ago
- @HanwellNature @CPRE @Team4Nature @GreenGymPenge @redgreenaction @NTlovesLondon @ParkLifeWLondon @NatFedParks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 hours ago
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- RT @resfoundation: Tomorrow, we are publishing our quarterly Housing Outlook, co-authored by Lindsay Judge and @carapacitti . The latest ed… 15 hours ago
- Don’t make the self-employed the punchbag of the next recession
- The Hoaxer
- Whatever happened to The Debt?
- Johnson’s Suez
- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Britain has suddenly been hit by a wave of strikes the like of which we haven’t seen for twenty years. What started as a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire has, in the course of two days, turned … Continue reading
This handy little picture, apparently compiled by JP Morgan, shows how the market value of some of the world’s largest banks has collapsed in less than two years. You’ll need to click on it to read it properly. It reminds me of the … Continue reading
During the boom years (remember them?) the British became obsessed with Property Porn. Now we’ve swapped that addiction for Recession Porn. I thought I’d invented that term but, alas, it seems someone else got there first. Filthy Smoker (what a great name) posted … Continue reading
The Provisional Shadow Chancellor may be in trouble with party hacks and the Tory press for saying that David Cameron was talking rubbish about the economy, but it seems that business people quite like him. In a poll of business leaders, … Continue reading
One of my favourite books on corporate culture is Edgar Schein’s Organisational Culture and Leadership. Simplistic definitions of culture, such as ‘the way we do things around here’ or even ‘shared values’, are not especially useful. Schein’s understanding of culture … Continue reading
My initial reaction when I saw the title of this year’s Guardian Public Services Summit was rather unkind. Are we entering a post bureucratic age? Bwahahahahahahahaha! That’s a good ‘un. Then I decided, instead of just heaping derision on the idea, … Continue reading
More on the question of whether or not Britain is about to go bankrupt. Some of the figures that have been quoted in the press look frightening. Britain’s banks are huge. For example, RBS, the bank that the taxpayer now … Continue reading