- RT @MattWhittakerPB: Weekend reading from me reflecting on the @ONS social capital update and how it relates to the Prime Minister’s pledge… 6 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Possibly right that there needs to be a row. I found more interesting that the view ascribed to Number 10 of the EU is so… 6 hours ago
- @JonnElledge Cacklegoose Green. 6 hours ago
- RT @George_Osborne: In Downing Street - where you put him ... 11 hours ago
- @DavidHenigUK @AlexStevensKent This suggests quite a few people take advantage of it. https://t.co/c07SGvLFRj 17 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Those who believe Australia is a model for future UK trade policy presumably know that they have a single market type rel… 17 hours ago
- This is interesting. As my dad used to say, always look up. Fred Housego - History On Your Doorstep (1982) -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 hours ago
- RT @Frances_Coppola: Folks, today I demonstrate one of my superpowers. At 12 noon, I shall simultaneously be on the BBC's #Moneybox, discus… 20 hours ago
- The Guardian reckons Ealing will have the largest increase in the number of tower blocks of any London Borough. Tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 20 hours ago
- RT @Williamw1: Job done: a poignant moment that perhaps deserves more airplay. The @BritishArmy has formally closed its last base in German… 20 hours ago
- What’s interesting about this is that, in recent months, people have joined the dots. Various local opposition grou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 21 hours ago
- RT @TorstenBell: Spot on in defence of the Gini 23 hours ago
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- 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?
- An Irish Sea border is a silly idea but so is the cake-and-eat-it bluster
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Monthly Archives: June 2011
John Redwood, Robert Halfon and now Norman Tebbit have advised their fellow Tories against an attack on the unions. As Lord Tebbit told the BBC’s Nick Robinson: My first reaction is caution. We’ve had an employment law structure which has worked for the last … Continue reading
I often come across good stuff on the interweb while I’m looking for something else. Last week, I found a paper entitled Assessing a Government’s Exposure to Fiscal Risk by Peter S. Heller, formerly of the IMF and now Professor of … Continue reading
Journalist and commentator Johann Hari was in trouble yesterday after he admitted to adding quotes from the writings of people he had interviewed and passing them off as comments made during the interview. The piss-taking which followed was very funny, if … Continue reading
Thursday’s strikes by public sector workers are due to go ahead after negotiations broke down yesterday. Civil servants and teachers will walk out in protest at the government’s proposal to reform their pensions. This one-day stoppage is being billed by public … Continue reading
The recent OECD survey of Iceland’s economy suggests that the country is doing rather well. It has done so by ignoring both fashion and etiquette. For at least the past decade or so, open economies have been where it’s at. Get … Continue reading
Why is Greece in such a mess? Well it’s because they are typical lazy southern Europeans isn’t it? They knock off work at mid-day, have long lunch breaks then never really go back. They spend the rest of the day … Continue reading
The Greek prime minister won a confidence vote last night, the first stage in pushing through the austerity measures demanded by the EU as a condition for another bailout. As Nosemonkey says, there is plenty of expert opinion available about … Continue reading