- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 7 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 7 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… 7 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… 7 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… 7 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… 9 hours ago
- RT @alanbeattie: @DmitryOpines @IanDunt theonion.com/loved-ones-rec… 9 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… 9 hours ago
- Eurozone’s two biggest economies sink into historic recessions ft.com/content/ca3018… via @financialtimes 9 hours ago
- @HanwellNature @CPRE @Team4Nature @GreenGymPenge @redgreenaction @NTlovesLondon @ParkLifeWLondon @NatFedParks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 hours ago
- @HanwellNature @CPRE @Team4Nature @GreenGymPenge @redgreenaction @NTlovesLondon @ParkLifeWLondon @NatFedParks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: Tomorrow, we are publishing our quarterly Housing Outlook, co-authored by Lindsay Judge and @carapacitti . The latest ed… 16 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: November 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says his next targets will be major corporations. He told Forbes magazine that fifty percent of the documents he is waiting to release relate to the private sector and that he is planning to publish material about a major … Continue reading
Christmas is a time for telling old stories and legends. Eric Pickles has started early with an annual favourite – Winterval. The Conservative Party’s web-site reports: As the lights are turned on for Christmas all over the country, Mr Pickles urged councils to … Continue reading
I’m off overseas for a few days. (Does anyone else apart from the British say ‘overseas’?) Some good stuff on the Irish debacle from Mary-Anne Sieghart, Chris Farrell, Lisa O’Carroll and John Naughton. I liked this from the Redundant Public Servant too: The … Continue reading
The folk at the Guardian have been having some fun with the government’s recently released public spending data. Among other things, they have discovered that the spending on agency staff went up by 65% after the recruitment freeze. Well who’d … Continue reading
For some reason, probably my state of mind at the moment, this made me roar with laughter this morning: The Queen, Baroness Thatcher, Parliament and flagship West End stores have only just escaped an extraordinary plan by Conservative-controlled Westminster council … Continue reading
By now, you have probably heard about Sarah Baskerville, the Department for Transport civil servant who was attacked by Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail. His article has been thoroughly fisked by Adrian Short so I won’t bother to do a line-by-line … Continue reading
Was anyone surprised when the House of Commons public accounts committee found that only £6bn of the promised £35bn government efficiency savings had been delivered? Well, I have to admit that I was surprised but only by the fact that the … Continue reading