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Johnson on the world stage

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/03/2022 - 6:44am in

Looking at the current government there are reasons to hope that he might not be… But Rishi Sunak (and we all now know how straightforward he is) said, last Sunday, that Johnson was leading the global stage. This video is news from the latest global stage. Johnson is clearly world-leading in being alone, awkward and... Read more

Budgeting for state failure

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 8:47am in

The Spring statement was certainly as disastrous as many of us feared. I did have some vague hope that, as Martin Lewis said on BBC Sunday Morning that he had spoken personally to Chancellor Sunak in order to point out how serious the cost of living crisis was shaping up to be and that even... Read more

A deficit of bus drivers..

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/03/2022 - 2:00am in

Interestingly, with the local elections coming up, it is remarkable how many people now seem to be blaming local government for the increasingly bad local bus service. People seem immured in the past and unaware that most services outside London have long been ‘commercial’, and those that are not have been continually cut by central... Read more

More evidence of Johnson’s love of Russian money

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 11:04am in

Ben Bradshaw is my local MP – so although I certainly have some quarrels with him, he was spot on and full marks for calling out the Russian Putin connection (I suggest you ignore the first video – it is background that is already well known – and nobody wants to listen to Farage). The... Read more

Electric train freight advance (we hope)…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 9:30am in

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Society, Transport

In my occasional forays into green transport, regular readers will know that, for freight, I consider electric rail the only way to go – so I was intrigued to discover this interesting article showing a practical idea to achieve an electric shunting capability in local rail freight sidings: Previously I’d always considered that a separate... Read more

Led by Donkeys on Putin’s Conservative Assets

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 7:43am in

Just over six minutes of ‘Line of duty’ style fact-finding:... Read more

Both Ofgem and the UK government are failing us

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/03/2022 - 7:01am in

I know that the French government own 85% of the electricity supplier EDF which is used by about 5 million households in the UK (around 11.5 million people). They’re putting prices in the UK up 54% but, at home in France, they are capping prices at a 4% increase on the orders of its principal... Read more

Agent of influence of the Russian state…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/03/2022 - 7:40am in

Brexit was a Putin plan and Farage became half a millionaire… That is just for starters:... Read more

Sold! But how do we get democracy back?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 15/03/2022 - 9:14am in

City AM reports that: French activists in the city of Biarritz, in the south [west] of the country, have taken over the luxury villa of the daughter of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Catherine Tikhonova. Reportedly the activists have changed the locks and plan to throw the villa open to Ukrainian refugees. Meanwhile in London, rather... Read more

Advertising has really got to us all…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/03/2022 - 8:16am in

This from Deal A blog – giving the food and drink brands inspiring tattoos (now I have to point out that their methods were barely scientific) but what worries me is that so many people are actually inclined to tattoo their own bodies with advertising… A coupon company analysed tattoo posts on Instagram to see... Read more

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