Author Archives: Art Li

About Art Li

Briefly, I am a lawyer, keen amateur photographer, dog lover and politics junkie but not a member of any party. Full details on Biography page. Follow me on Twitter @Art_Li.

Why we’re in the shite, explained with 4 charts.

So here we are, double dip recession, slow growth, debt & deficit going up. Yes yes the rest of the world isn’t doing too great either, even China is slowing down… but we seem to be doing much worse. Why? … Continue reading

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Posted in Coalition Government, Economy, Politics, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Evil “Markets”

Our national debt is, give or take, around £1.1 TRILLION. We hear about the “markets” and how they lend money to the UK government to make up for shortfalls between tax revenue & public spending costs every year (the annual … Continue reading

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Companies abuse & shareholders don’t give a sh*t?

Twitter can be a bit like the Wild West where people shoot from the hip at anything that moves before they ask questions.  I came across the tweets below from someone with a large following (my emphasis): “… private companies … Continue reading

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“I pay my fair share of taxes, others should pay more!”

. Really? You may pay your taxes but that doesn’t always mean you are contributing to the national coffers. You may be a “burden on the State” to use an unattractive & emotive term. Bear in mind that some 60% … Continue reading

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A Scandal! Theresa May, Prudential & G4S

. Apparently, according to some tweeps on Twitter (and the example below is only one example out of many), the fact that the Home Secretary Theresa May & her spouse own some shares in Prudential, which in turn owns some … Continue reading

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Hope

About 18 days ago, I received some seriously bad news from Vancouver about my mum’s health.  She recently celebrated her 80th birthday but still thinks I’m her baby, regularly phoning to check I am having a balanced diet and advising … Continue reading

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Abortion and Counselling

I wholeheartedly agree that ultimately it is the woman’s right to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy and whether to seek counselling beforehand.   However, there is disturbing evidence of biased pre-abortion counselling advice (from both camps) – see this … Continue reading

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