- RT @alepouda: How to explain in one gif, why the loans never helped the Greek people http://t.co/IxBs0nHTM8 55 minutes ago
- RT @ConversationUK: These crowd behaviour researchers experienced and studied the public response to 7/7 bit.ly/1GUzoDt http://t.co… 1 hour ago
- You don't say....? twitter.com/TheEconomist/s… 1 hour ago
- RT @guardian: Pumped: our long love affair with trainers – in pictures trib.al/EH7CDim http://t.co/5dnGTpP9RF 3 hours ago
- RT @red_fen: Why do male suicides outnumber female in every country in the world? scroll.in/article/729246… 3 hours ago
- RT @diane1859: G Osborne wanted to make BBC pay for this welfare measure in 2010 too - wholly wrong to do without public debate https://t.c… 4 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen Tone of this suggests there isn't much hope of a settlement before Wednesday. 4 hours ago
- Just discovered @ASLEFshrugged - great name for a very interesting blog by a tube driver. aslefshrugged.blogspot.co.uk 4 hours ago
- RT @VogelvrijeHArts: Cartoon from 1969 on the End of Capitalism.. #GreeceCrisis #Grexit #Greferendum #OXI #NAI http://t.co/Lr6RFLHQF9 5 hours ago
- @lordbonkers "The judges will decide, The likes of me abide..." And they weren't even writing in their native language. 14 hours ago
- RT @lordbonkers: It's amazing that for years you had to pretend not to like Abba #totp 14 hours ago
- RT @JohnRentoul: "For every pound UK banks lend to manufacturers, they lend £36 to home-buyers" @FlipChartRick stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_… 1 day ago
- Productivity stuck on auto-creep
- There’s a bit about Fastow’s hero-to-zero story I still don’t get
- The rise or fall of management
- Cutting in-work benefits: right-wingers think it’s a bad idea too
- Work-shy dole scroungers – so last century
- How big a problem is the UK’s public debt?
- Is a £12bn welfare cut achievable? Only with a big pay rise!
- Trash Can Radio
- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
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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