- @Frances_Coppola Are you going to fillet this polemic? 58 minutes ago
- @Frances_Coppola Doesn’t that assume that the Cold War is actually over? 59 minutes ago
- RT @Gilesyb: You can find a fair smattering of nonsense in this piece by Louis de Bernières - I'd pick the blithe belief in "Johnson pullin… 1 hour ago
- RT @chrishanretty: "Louis de Bernières on Brexit" is more or less what you would expect from a 65 year old man living in Bungay https://t.c… 1 hour ago
- @johnb78 @djackmanson ‘In every generation, the British Parliament seems to be dying.’ researchgate.net/publication/30… 1 hour ago
- RT @dlknowles: Every time I go to a supermarket in America I find myself missing Tesco and if that isn't a sign that American capitalism ha… 2 hours ago
- RT @oldtrotter: The reason the monarch moved around the country was to demonstrate power, not to give it away. That was the purpose of Henr… 2 hours ago
- RT @johnb78: Although the Express/Python thing is funny, it is worth remembering that the current UK passport says QUIM at the top of it in… 2 hours ago
- RT @ProfDaveAndress: How "quick on its feet, and responsive" can you be against a shameless looter who will tell one lie in the morning, an… 2 hours ago
- RT @BEERG: The level of delusion displayed in this article is staggering, on so many levels. Apparently, where the UK has ended up on Brexi… 2 hours ago
- As President Woodrow Wilson said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” twitter.com/simonheath1/st… 2 hours ago
- This is, er, an interesting corporate approach to monitoring employees’ financial well-being! (HT @dds180) twitter.com/oregonprogress… 2 hours ago
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Category Archives: Peak State
The CBI and IPPR published a report on the future of public services last week. It warned: Britain faces a longer-term fiscal challenge. The Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that by 2030 Britain will once again move into deficit … Continue reading
One person who won’t have been surprised by this week’s economic forecast is CIPD Chief Economist John Philpott. Last year, he predicted public sector job losses of 725,000 contradicting the Office for Budget Responsibility’s official forecast of 400,000. During a typical outbreak … Continue reading
A remarkable piece over at A Fistful of Euros puts the Eurozone crisis and, by implication, our own economic woes, into the context of a generalised crisis facing all developed economies. Three things have caused this, says Edward Hugh, high levels … Continue reading
Public sector pensions are being cut and the state retirement age is slowly but surely being pushed towards seventy. Many people are outraged by all this but is it reasonable, now, to expect to retire at 65? Most of us have … Continue reading
Peter Hoskin and Éoin Clarke were knocking lumps out of each other last week about whether debt and debt repayments were worse under John Major than they are now. At least they were knocking lumps out of each other with numbers and bar … Continue reading
Anne McElvoy is annoyed with Islington council. It has told her she has to recycle her food waste to help the council save money and that, if she doesn’t, she will be fined. Her irritation seems to be not so much with … Continue reading