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The glory of green energy: only three years until the lights go out

WELL isn’t this an interesting how d’ye do then?  It would appear that we’ve a more than just minor chance of

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Posted: 9th, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You have too much Government when you can investigate a dead fish in Texas

I THINK we’d all agree (OK, you anarchists at the back can shut up) that we do in fact need to have some government. Making sure there’s only one Army seems like a good idea, we need some method of

Posted: 5th, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why the Euro bailout just won’t work

AMBROSE Evans Pritchard over at t he Telegraph has a great little piece about why the basic method being used in the eurozone bailout just won’t work. It’s here and is probably really for geeks and wonks. But to simplify

Posted: 5th, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The stupidity of new banking regulations

IT’S said of Generals that they’re always ready to fight the last war. That they would have been just perfect at fighting WWI in 1939, that in 1914 they knew just how the Crimean War should have been done. But

Posted: 4th, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is it necessary to be dim to write on feminism for the Guardian?

WE’VE another of those interminable pieces about how there just aren’t that many women in the tech industry. The actual reason goes entirely unmentioned: which is that, on average, men and women are different.

Simon Baron Cohen has proven this

Posted: 2nd, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian get 50 loons to explain climate change

TO celebrate the fact that we’ve only got 50 months to save Gaia from being boiled as we sleep in our beds The Guardian has invited 50

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Posted: 1st, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why are they being so stupid about minimum pricing for booze?

I’VE been saying, as have many others, for years now that this idea of minimum pricing for booze just won’t work. For it’s illegal under EU law :

David Cameron’s plans to introduce minimum prices for alcohol to tackle Britain’s

Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The real problem in Spain is the provincial governments

WE’VE a very interesting little stand off developing in Spain. It’s just all rather more complicated that it at first seems.

OK, so we know that the country can’t afford to pay  6% or more on

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Posted: 27th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why we don’t want a mansion tax

SIMON Jenkins manages to get it right today. Which is a real surprise for something about tax in The Guardian.

This Lib Dem idea of a mansion tax is simply stupid. You’d need to set up an

You have

Posted: 26th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kieran Allen writes the world’s most loaded resignation letter

THIS is how you resign:

From:  Kieran Allen
Sent: 25 September 2012 08:11
To: MEC London UK All Staff
Subject: Leaving

Hello ****,

It feels quite strange to be writing my leaving speech after 2 1/2 yrs. of loyal service

Posted: 26th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No, living in Bexhill does not make you live longer

NO Living in Bexhill does not make you live longer. It just seems that way, har har.

In fact, people who live in Bexhill On

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black tie activists crash HMRC boss Dave Hartnett’s retirement do (video)

BLACK tie activists crash HMRC boss’ retirement do. Dave Hartnett, for it is he, takes the interruption pretty well. He might even be smiling at one point. Gratifyingly for the protestors, the man to his side

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There’s science, bad science and then there’s the gays and drugs story

THE Daily Mail tells us that the gays are taking more drugs than the rest

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Farm Bureau salutes the female workers – fail

FARM Bureau Insurance salutes its

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why that GM gives everyone cancer paper is rubbish

SO, yesterday I pointed out that no scientists worth their salt were prepared to back the research paper that claimed that GM corn produces cancer in lab rats.

Given that the “research” was very shoddily

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


GM foods will give huge great horrible breast cancers

GM foods give you breast cancer. That’s the takeaway message from a new scientific paper just released. That GM corn from Monsanto and the Roundup herbicide that it is meant to be resistant to will kill us all in

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why George Osborne is screwing with updating benefits

WHY is George Osborne screwing with your benefits? Because he can, basically. But the how is more interesting :

If the move is implemented, many benefits would be frozen for two years, then rising only in line with average pay.

Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Should female doctors get paid less than male ones?

SHOULD  female doctors get paid less than male ones? No, this isn;’t some tired variation on the standard patriarchal nonsense. It’s actually quite an important question. You see, many female doctors, many more than male, go part time for some

Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The oil sands that are destroying Canada – well, it’s not so bad

WE hear often enough that the oil sands extraction plants in Canada are destroying vast areas of the countryside. The usual shout is that they’re destroying an area the size of Wales (something which usually has us English wondering whether

Posted: 17th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Valencia school offers course in prostitution

TO Valencia, where students at Trabajo Ya! can, for a fee of €100, undergo a one-week “basic course in professional prostitution with maximum discretion ”. Men and women lean how to use sex toys properly, what positions are best and

Posted: 15th, September 2012 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Punishing the Bankers: Peter Cummings punished for making loans – oh the irony

OOOOH, the irony, it’s just too exquisite.

So we’ve finally actually punished a banker for the mess that

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reducing Union Power Increases The Workers’ Wages

THIS might come as something of a surprise but reducing the power of unions can indeed raise the workers’ wages. This isn’t the point that Hopi Sen was intending to make here at all but it

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A small note for idiots everywhere on commodities

WE’VE been told, again and again, by the likes of the World Development Movement, Oxfam, Action Aid and all the rest, that more speculation in commodities leads to higher prices for commodities.

It’s the weight of money argument: more money

Posted: 12th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The TUC talks bollocks. Again

YES, it’s the TUC meeting again so obviously we’re going to have a report out or two that spout bollocks about what’s been happening to the economy. This year’s entry is a doozy though: the most charitable interpretation of it

Posted: 11th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The unfairness of life as a freelancer – a video

HOW unfair is it being a freelancer? Very. Especially if you have to deal with a crap editor. You want a column? You’ll be lucky

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Posted: 10th, September 2012 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0