- Or, to put it another way, it’s the earliest Thursday sunset of the year. It’s a really crap day to have an election. 7 hours ago
- 12 December is the darkest Thursday evening of the year. In London, it is almost the earliest sunset (which is a da… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 7 hours ago
- RT @arthistorynews: Look at him grinning his way through this. It’s all just a game. twitter.com/hannahITV/stat… 7 hours ago
- RT @arthistorynews: That’s the Christmas decorations up. https://t.co/IDLHU7JLfD 7 hours ago
- RT @nicktolhurst: Im a LibDem. Everyone here knows that by now. But seriously LibDems - whether activist, supporter or voter - if you are… 10 hours ago
- @DazNewman @jamespike29 I suppose ‘Empowered to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the flexible labour market’ might not fit. 10 hours ago
- RT @FinancialTimes: “I cannot imagine any previous generation of Conservatives putting at risk the union in the way that has now happened,”… 14 hours ago
- RT @DmitryOpines: "The country is flagging because Kings and Queens are struggling to migrate here, leaving us without the vital car window… 14 hours ago
- RT @DmitryOpines: This sounds amazing. An immigration system based not on market demand but on letting in those with titles toffs think mi… 14 hours ago
- RT @anneapplebaum: "This election has been marinated in mendacity: big lies and small lies; quarter truths and pseudo-facts; distortion, di… 15 hours ago
- In case you weren’t depressed enough already... twitter.com/prospect_clark… 18 hours ago
- @anandMenon1 @benatipsosmori @epkaufm @BobbyDuffyKings @h_shrimpton @TheEconomist @resfoundation Yep. Don’t forget SKIing. 1 day ago
- 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?
- An Irish Sea border is a silly idea but so is the cake-and-eat-it bluster
- Away day to nowhere
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Monthly Archives: July 2015
The government is consulting on the detail of its proposal to force companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gaps. We don’t yet know what information employers will have to give. Whatever happens, it will probably yield some interesting data for … Continue reading
Starting on Wednesday this week, the BBC is running a series Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. It is based on research by University College London which found that Britain had 46,000 slave owners in 1833, the year slavery was abolished in the British Empire. … Continue reading
I have long thought that George Osborne would eventually have to scale back his planned public spending cuts. Sooner or later, the circles in the 2015 dilemma would wobble. Taxes would increase, cuts to services and welfare would be scaled back and the … Continue reading
A couple of scathing pieces on George Osborne’s plan to cut inheritance tax. Janan Ganesh in the FT (my emphasis): A Briton sets up a business, risking her savings and employing people on the way. If she makes a profit, … Continue reading
London is full of European graduates doing admin jobs, so an HR director told me a few weeks ago. It’s a theme I’ve heard a lot over the past couple of years. Bright young Europeans are coming to the UK and … Continue reading
Tim Scott’s piece on productivity earlier this week led me to this ACAS report on the subject. As you might expect, they focus on what has been happening in the workplace: A range of macro solutions have been offered by Government … Continue reading
I was at the FT’s Camp Alphaville yesterday. It was an excellent event but it was on Britain’s hottest July day on record and the whole thing was in tents. As I don’t much like the heat, I stayed in … Continue reading