Category Archives: Politics

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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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

Injunctions, Hypocrisy & Ukuncut

. How many of us would like to see details of our private lives publicised?  These details don’t have to be salacious or immoral.  And the publication does not have to be worldwide on the Internet, it could be a … Continue reading

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Posted in Freedom of speech, Law, Politics, Ukuncut, Uncategorized | 3 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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