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Turnips are go!

Rejoice! Ed Miliband has given his last conference speech before GE15 and it is a cracker. Unlimited turnips for all funded, at no cost to the taxpayer, by nasty people. Of course, I jest about the turnips. The main points … Continue reading

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The Woad to Ruin

I thought I’d pen a few thoughts about the forthcoming vote on Scottish independence. Firstly, a general observation about the country which should give the reader an idea of my standpoint. The Highlands are beautiful. Of that there is no … Continue reading

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Clear red water…..on pensions

People who know me also know that I hold the LibLabCon politicians in contempt. I think they are all, with very few exceptions,  arrogant people who couldn’t run a booze up in a brewery. An interesting division has opened up … Continue reading

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Nanny state and PR

I read today that the Goverment is going to spend £285M next year to tell us what to do and/or how much we should love their policies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19489251e I think this is an abuse of public money. Why should any … Continue reading

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Europe: should we stay or should we go?

I had quite a shock today. I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with Liam Fox, the former Defence Minister, who wants the UK to have a referendum over the UK’s membership of Europe. You can read a news report of his … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy, bureaucracy everywhere.

Readers of my blog will know that I left the Higher Education sector last July to pursue the life of a capitalist oppressor of the proletariat aka become self-employed. Amongst the many reasons I left were a dislike of the … Continue reading

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Public and Private Pensions: the myth and envy go on

So the Coalition is slightly backtracking on their plans to reform public sector pensions as reported by the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15549321 There are an awful lot of myths about public pensions. One of the most pernicious is the percentage of GDP they … Continue reading

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Maverick trader Alessio Rastani: What he actually said and my opinion

I’ve just been watching an excellent video clip of Alessio Rastani’s startling appearance on the BBC including the comment “Goldman Sachs rule the world, politicians don’t”.  You can watch the clip, and see comments from BBC experts by following the … Continue reading

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When the customer should be baitch-slapped

Apparently, people don’t like sully their hands with cash anymore according to 12% of UK don’t carry cash • The Register. All of them drink in my local….or so it seems. Empirical research shows the non-cash brigade to belong to one … Continue reading

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Irish analysis of the recession

http://www.youtube.com/get_player I think this is great but beware bad language! Feck does not come into it

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