Monthly Archives: April 2009

The perils of email

The McBridegate story, which has had conservative bloggers jumping up and down with glee all weekend, is further proof that intelligent people often do some very stupid things, especially where emails are concerned. A friend of mine works for a City firm … Continue reading

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In defence of jargon

I missed this story from a couple of weeks ago about the Local Government Association issuing a list of banned words to councils. The move has met with approval from the media and bloggers alike but I wonder how many people have … Continue reading

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Humble Pie Chart

It’s good to see people keeping a sense of humour about the financial crisis. It makes sense to do so because, as the old saying goes, if you don’t laugh you’ll cry. I came across a site called Bubblewrapped a couple … Continue reading

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The strange story of our tax year

Happy New Year folks!  This is the day on which our forebears used to celebrate the new year. Until 1752 the new year in Britain and its colonies used to start on 25 March. This is not as strange as … Continue reading

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The Apprentice – don’t let them near your clients!

I’ve just watched one of the funniest ever episodes of the Apprentice. The only reason the girls won the catering task was because the boys were even stupider. And I mean ridiculously stupid, even by the standards of this show. Notice … Continue reading

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Protesters smash up a branch of RBS

I know people are angry with the banks, especially RBS, but is trashing their buildings really going to do any good? Perhaps the people who attacked an empty RBS office on Threadneedle Street had forgotten that we, the people, now effectively own … Continue reading

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