- RT @election_data: Winners of seats on the M62 corridor in 2005 (left) and 2017 (right): https://t.co/vCpTbQuz5B 6 hours ago
- A shadow is cast wherever he stands Stacks of green paper in his Red right hand 6 hours ago
- Surely he's been doing that for more than 20 years... twitter.com/piersmorgan/st… 6 hours ago
- RT @Wonkypolicywonk: @FlipChartRick Fuck off and join the Tories. 6 hours ago
- Nights drawing in from this evening. ukweathercams.co.uk/sunrise_sunset… 7 hours ago
- RT @ChrisGiles_: Let's face it, it's not a lot per person per year for everyone in the UK. We're all spending about £7 each a year to keep… 8 hours ago
- @TACJ @Metatone2 Would the DUP support a no confidence vote? 10 hours ago
- @TACJ @Metatone2 I am genuinely baffled. Even a grand alliance of the left(ish) still wouldn't have the numbers to… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago
- RT @Gus_ODonnell: Here is my take on this minority government. It will make us nostalgic for coalition prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/no-pr… 10 hours ago
- Perhaps I'm being thick here but all that aggro and loads of ammo for the opposition for 10 votes? Is it worth it? 10 hours ago
- RT @ExcelPope: In case you haven't seen it, a really clear explanation of our post-Brexit options. https://t.co/oi77bkMsvn 15 hours ago
- RT @Scientists4EU: More commentators discussing "turning back" as a sensible option. And why not? We're in a try-before-you-buy stage & Bre… 15 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: September 2009
Suddenly, and somewhat belatedly, Gordon Brown is getting all macho with the banks. Apparently, he’s going to make the UK’s bank regulation the toughest in the world. That will certainly play well to the Labour faithful and a public heartily … Continue reading
If you are stuck for something to do, you could have a go at the DIY spending review on the IFS website. It allows you to increase or cut public spending and then to allocate what you have left between the government departments. … Continue reading
David Cameron, talking about the Thatcher years earlier this week, remarked: We never in the 1980s actually managed to cut public spending. He’s right, of course. As this graph shows, public spending is one of the few things that can … Continue reading
George Monbiot draws a parallel between unscruplulous firms that dump toxic waste on poor countries and banks that offload their toxic debt in a similar way. He refers to Barclays and its recent attempt shunt its CDOs and dodgy mortgage assets to a company in … Continue reading
Heather McGregor has caught Harriet Harman talking rubbish yet again. Lap dancing, like any other form of corporate entertainment, is not tax deductable, so asking Alistair Darling to stop a tax break that doesn’t exist makes Harriet look pretty stupid. As if the poor … Continue reading
I couldn’t get excited about David Cameron’s discovery of the government’s ‘secret plans’ to cut public spending. You only have to look at what the government has been doing, rather than what it has been saying, to realise that it is … Continue reading
Here’s a handy little graphic from the Guardian’s data blog. It shows central government spending by government department using different sized bubbles. Heres a link to the PDF: Public_spending_160909 Check out the 49,891% increase in spending by the Treasury, much of which has … Continue reading