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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

Even in Euroland you can spend and tax…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/03/2022 - 6:11am in

Better late then never… this is an ITV piece from last October on the Italian ‘Superbonus’ scheme , of which I was previously unaware. This is a scheme that allows householders to insulate everything, replace windows and doors, install a heat pump and solar panels and be given, up to approximately 20,000 Euros to pay... Read more

Environmental cloud cuckoo land

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/03/2022 - 3:04am in

A worrying report form the International Energy Agency states that last year: The increase in global CO2 emissions of over 2 billion metric tons was the largest in history in absolute terms, more than offsetting the previous year’s pandemic-induced decline. Apparently: The emissions increases in those two years in China more than offset the aggregate... Read more

More things Ukraine has taught us

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/03/2022 - 8:14am in

I think this a very informative article on how we got here. While I’m certainly not excusing Putin’s forces’ callous and in all probability, war crime cruelty, towards civilians in Ukraine, it does rather seem that Russia’s continued lack of democratic control is down to the economic reforms of the past, which failed to pay... Read more

Confusing by Thatcher quotations

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/03/2022 - 6:44am in

I see the FT has published a letter from Carol Wilcox headlined ‘A Labour Government can ditch the deficit myth’. Why, she asks, “does the UK government need to borrow its own money?” Quite. So shouldn’t progressives be repeating their own ‘mantra’? Just as the Tories do? The latest evidence was this speech by Sajid... Read more

Home Office Visa Profits

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/03/2022 - 7:56am in

What d’ya mean you didn’t know it was a profit centre? Under the Conservatives every stream of government money invariably has a private beneficiary: And the British embassy in Brussels doesn’t issue visas – that’s done by a private company opposite Brussels station – this is the picture of the UK Brussels visa office: Run... Read more

‘Under any normal administration that would be a resigning matter’ – Sir Roger Gale

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/03/2022 - 8:03am in

No less, who rightly indicts, Home Secretary Patel: This a Kent (remember the boats) Tory MP. Good for him – and us… Although for our dysfunctional democracy there is, unfortunately, precisely no result.... Read more

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