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Demolition of the Health Secretary…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 8:34am in

Many will not be fans of Wes Streeting , considering him in much the same vein as Jess Phillips. Nonetheless I consider this is a pretty good demolition job of the Health Secretary: He has had an interesting life and it seems to me that we have to take what talent (and I suggest that... Read more

“If the opposition doesn’t start working to fix our ‘democracy’…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 6:44am in

Then I much agree, “things are going to be bad for a very long time”: As is suggested in this video of a couple of minutes or so – which is well worth your time, I suggest. The EU’s reply seems likely to be cold and calculating (and who can blame them?) particularly as the... Read more

Why are we using banking?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 8:20am in

I think probably we should realise that in effect what was my ‘Treasury Obscurantism’ piece amounts to a similar problem that Richard Murphy has deciphered and which , of course, is technically much better highlighted via an accountancy lens – but I think at least we less specialist lot can reach similar conclusions via the... Read more

Real rail and bus resurrection?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 13/06/2022 - 7:05am in

A couple of FT articles seem to hint at this – but I very much fear that they are unlikely to show anywhere near the whole picture, which is unfortunate as their gentle optimism is absolutely vital for transport taking its significant part in the green agenda… One piece on the‘ resurrection of rail?’ seems... Read more

The Conservative Wheeliebin ….

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 6:09am in

…needs to be consigned to the rubbish heap – not only itself, but also its contents – so I rather appreciated this: Indicating – yet again – that the First Past the Post system is completely broken.... Read more

Even Johnson’s family have occasion to protest…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 5:52am in

I’m just linking this article without further comment, as I thought it a rather interesting read and I think it could also be to those who haven’t seen it….... Read more

The RMT proposed strike highlights value..

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/06/2022 - 6:06am in

And, for me, shows us that the value of money is both transitional and transactional. “Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) insists value is determined by what one must do to obtain the currency.” (thanks to @Schofield) MMTers would usually say that this was work. Perhaps – but might it not be our contribution to society? There... Read more

Now that Johnson will face a vote of Confidence…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 7:48pm in

Whether he wins or loses, he is on the slippery slide out. There are also, it seems to me various further advantages: He has revealed that the UK constitution is so fragile that it allows an autocratic government, accountable only – and then not always – in the courts. He has shown that a good... Read more

Levelling up toast…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 6:58am in

I did appreciate this: I only hope it’s true!... Read more

The Circus is here

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/06/2022 - 7:49am in

I note that this pic is Crown Copyright for the UK MOD. Lets us hope that as a UK resident the ‘UK MOD’ includes me (indeed what is it if it doesn’t?) Anyway, here it is: I’m amazed that so many are so happy. Circuses are certainly in evidence – but where is the bread... Read more

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