Category Archives: Coalition Government

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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You can’t have your cake & eat it

Various soundbites have been thrown by “anti-coalitionists” against the current government. Some are justified, some not. But four of them are particularly annoying. “This government has no democratic mandate” The Conservatives received a higher share of the votes cast (36.1%) … Continue reading

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The Chinese are coming! “What are we going to do now?” (Asked Spike Milligan)

. It cannot have escaped people’s notice that China is getting stronger economically and may overtake the USA as the world No. 1 economic power in less than a decade. She already holds a huge stockpile of US bonds & … Continue reading

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Posted in Economy, Politics, Public Spending Cuts | 4 Comments

Suck It and See

Earlier I was pounding on the pedals trying to catch up with my Pointer and doing my best to stop my lungs from exploding; as my legs turned to jelly, my thoughts turned naturally to the public spending cuts by … Continue reading

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You might very well think so, I couldn’t possibly comment

In the Times on 6 January 2011, Ed Miliband claimed that the budget deficit was not caused by the last government spending too much money. I have blogged and tweeted enough about this topic generally as well as the game … Continue reading

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Crucifixion? Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each….

You may wonder why the (in)famous line from Monty Python’s film Life of Brian is the title of this blog post. You can see the original clip below  – first 40 seconds or so of the segment but the rest … Continue reading

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Is it just me?

… or have other people noticed that the ukuncut movement seems to operate a collective “head scratching” policy at present? On Twitter, I follow many people from different backgrounds and political beliefs because I will only improve my own understanding … Continue reading

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