- @Rick6d Ah OK. So is this action really against CONCACAF? 33 minutes ago
- What does 'opting out of ever closer union' mean? 44 minutes ago
- Why is the action against FIFA coming from the US? The least footballing country in the world. 44 minutes ago
- @eureferendum Has that worked anywhere else? 49 minutes ago
- @LS__chris I think it already has. 55 minutes ago
- What will your powerhouse do for you? flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/wha… http://t.co/yocGl1Svmj 59 minutes ago
- Bugger. BBC have nicked my secret January hideout for their bloody sitcom. #SunTrap 8 hours ago
- RT @SlateMoneybox: Krugman says technology is an overhyped disappointment. He's thinking about it the wrong way. slate.me/1cjvYBa htt… 8 hours ago
- ICYMI: Inequality in the UK wp.me/p3uYA-2mF 8 hours ago
- RT @andrewdstreet: Vikings were pioneers of craft and international trade, not just pillaging theconversation.com/vikings-were-p… via @ConversationUK 9 hours ago
- RT @MattWhittakerRF: @djmgaffneyw4 @BenChu_ Even before regional costs, Ldn second to SE when account for h/hold size & switch to median ht… 11 hours ago
- @jzuccollo @BenChu_ I meant to look at this a while back. 1st chart implies most of Labour pre-recession deficit was capital spend. 11 hours ago
- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
Monthly Archives: February 2011
Bit busy today but just time to link to Patrick Butler’s reports on council cuts in Merseyside. It’s interesting, when you get into arguments and discussions about public spending, to ask people what they would cut – not just in general … Continue reading
When I was a kid, I assumed that the adult world was a well-ordered place. Occasionally, I would hear my dad mutter that some important-looking person on the telly was a bloody fool but, for the most part, I thought … Continue reading
The Guardian’s Zoe Williams wonders whether the Tories are evil or clueless. Are the government’s plans for the public sector part of an ideologically inspired master-plan or are they simply a series of back-of-a-fag packet measures launched on a wing and a prayer? Even in … Continue reading
Everybody knows that public sector workers are always taking sickies. The latest figures from the ONS prove it don’t they? Just look at this graph. Told you so! Public sector sickness at 3.1 percent, private sector at 2.3 percent. What’s … Continue reading
A thought-provoking post from Kevin Ball yesterday discussed a perennial dilemma for leaders – how do they appear confident when they really don’t have a clue? Traditionally, as Kevin says, we have fallen back on knowledge – the quest for one solution or, at … Continue reading
I’ve been watching the events in the Arab world with interest. My knowledge of the region is, at best, that of an informed amateur. I studied some medieval Arab history at university and I read quite a lot when I worked in the Arab … Continue reading
The numbers quoted by government ministers are becoming increasingly reliable – you can pretty much rely on them to be spurious. The bureau of meaningless statistics pumped out another set of dubious figures on Friday. Local authorities have taken on an extra … Continue reading