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Brexit brings an end to the Common Fisheries Policy’s bloodsports

Animal lovers should be delighted the UK is leaving the European Union. The UK’s farmers and fishermen tend to abide by the rules. What kind of reaction would there be if British farmers adopted the French habit of force-feeding geese …

Posted: 26th, March 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Europe’s robot sex brothel provides stiff competition for sex workers

The robots are coming! Well, not yet. But one day they will. The Daily Express says flesh and bone prostitutes have forced a mechanical sex parlour in Barcelona to shut. What the paper calls “Europe’s first sex robot brothel” is …

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unions are good because it’s hard to sack bad workers

There are many way to praise the public sector but in the Guardian you can read about a new one. In a story entitled ‘Do the maths’  Abi Wilkinson praises unions and the work they do securing workers’ rights and …

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The F-rating doesn’t give an F-word about movies

The movement towards creating explicit codes of behaviour for every aspect of life – especially the messy bits about sex –  welcomes the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which is now using the ‘F-rating’ to signal films of a feminist type. …

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Film, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The North Face’s revenues v profits

More financial illiteracy in the Guardian (natch.), wherein we learn about those anoraks TV reporters love to wear:

It’s a sales pitch that has yielded big profits. The North Face reported annual revenue of $2.3bn last year, with 200 stores

Posted: 7th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver are workers not employees and Travis Kalanick should drive

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The video of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick arguing with an Uber driver is all over the media. Kalanick is seen talking with Uber driver Fawzi Kamel. The conversation between the man Forbes estimates to hold a net worth …

Posted: 5th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake views: George Osborne on post-Brexit Protectionism

It’s not fake news – it’s just spin. In a story called ‘Project Fear is BACK’, the Mail spots former Chancellor and perpetual Remainer George Osborne warning that the UK leaving the European Union without trade deals would be the …

Posted: 1st, March 2017 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coffee-housing to win The World Series of Poker

We often hear of a poker face, but what of a poker mouth? Most of today’s tournament players try not to give anything away in the game’s cut and thrust. They sit still, stoic in baseball caps, hoodies and …

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blaming fat kids for the NHS ‘crisis’ is absurd

More new on fat people, society’s pariahs. The Telegraph has news:

Fat children, not the elderly, are fuelling the NHS crisis, a leading doctor has said.

Has anyone whose attended an NHS clinic or hospital been confronted by pods of …

Posted: 10th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian seeks unpaid BAME workers for its ‘society of journalism’

“Young BME people! We know you need help getting into journalism. Come work for us for free!” tweets Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian). She spotted his great advert in the Guardian. The paper wants to give BAME journalists the

Posted: 6th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: get football agents to negotiate best deals for UK plc

The Government is advertising for trade negotiators. This might be the job to suit the country’s brightest and best football agents, the kind of people who understand that the day a client signs a contract is not the end of …

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No, FTSE CEOs do not take home 130 times the average wage

The Guardian’s take on finance continues to entertain. In “Here are six ways to achieve a truly ‘shared society’”, Frances Ryan turn to ‘Income Equality’.

She links to a Guardian article which states CEOs at FTSE 100 companies are paid …

Posted: 14th, January 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fatcat bosses and the Daily Mirror’s shareholder problem

Who is the “Fattest of Fat Cats”. The Mirror leads with news that he’s banker Horta Osario. He earns £8.7m a year. But he’s just one of the “fatcat FTSE bosses”[who] will have raked in £28,200 each in 2017 – …

Posted: 4th, January 2017 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wages, inflation a Guardian reader’s cup of coffee: a journalist’s confusion

Journalists are notoriously bad at numbers. Writing in the Guardian, Patrick Collinson is talking about how things were better years ago.

The Bank of England governor told us this week there has been a “lost decade” of wage growth.

Posted: 10th, December 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jose Mourinho’s tax problems shame Manchester United and Chelsea

Jose Mourinho is “the rich one” in the Sunday Times’ look at the Manchester United manger’s financial affairs. The allegation is that “a complex offshore structure” has allowed Mourinho “to dodge tax on his image rights income”.

Is it all …

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Camelot hackers make Daily Star readers worry more than most

The Star once more leads with Lotto news. And as ever it’s bad news. “Lottery site hacked, it could be you,” warns the front-page headline. The story goes that hackers have “stolen” the passwords of 26,000 people registered with the …

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Work at Buckingham Palace for ‘less than minimum wage’ and a flat in Mayfair

Buckingham Palace is been given a refit. The Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare is shocked and dismayed that the penny-pinching Queen will not chip in to help with the £370m refurb. So tight is Her Majesty that staff are being short-changed. Below …

Posted: 22nd, November 2016 | In: Money, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s time to ban the £50 note and befuddle the villains

Big notes attract big criminals. The Indian government plans to thwart villains by doing away with larger bills. Politicians are upset:

The prime minister last week outlawed 500- and 1,000-rupee notes in a drive to rein in corruption and a

Posted: 17th, November 2016 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Busy Bins: ripped off Manchester homeowners pay private company to collect rubbish

Human skill fills the voice in Manchester, where bin collecting has become a luxury. You’d think getting rid of human waste would be a priority for any Western society, living longer and better on the back of improved hygiene and …

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple fans delighted a new range of Mac laptops costs less here than in America

If you use Apple computers you are an “Apple fan”, says the Daily Mail. You’re also a mug because the Apple stuff you buy in the UK is pricier than the same stuff you can buy in the US, …

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Money, Tabloids, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Ivan’s pay eclipses all

Money in football is always a news story to get people angry and agitated. The BBC says Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis will face “intense questioning from shareholders” over his salary .

The BBC says he earns £2.65m a year. …

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool move to lower footballers’ obscene wages

Liverpool are keen to prevent the “too much, too young” culture that infects professional football by bringing a wage cap for younger players.

The Telegraph says Liverpool will not allow a footballer age 17 or under to earn more than …

Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: Liverpool, Manchester City, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Guardian says Zara shoppers epitomise the working class

What does it mean to be working class? Aditya Chakrabortty knows. Having analysed the 17m people who voted to leave the European Union and found them “delusional”, he tells Guardian readers what it is to be working class:

What

Posted: 12th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cinema ticket alternative makes everyone look like George Clooney

Alcohol remains relatively good value. Cinema tickets less so. Laura Donnelly is shocked, telling Telegraph readers: “Alcohol now so cheap 13 pints can be bought for price of cinema ticket.”

Or to flip that: Cinema is so expensive you can …

Posted: 6th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0