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Guardian: ‘let’s start a war with Jersey’

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How clueless and lacking in direction is the Left? Get this from Polly Tonybee in the Guardian . She’s talking about off-shore tax idylls, like the British Virgin Islands and Jersey:

Today Cameron’s promise fell far short of that

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


David Cameron: man makes modest investment, BBC gets owned by tax expert (Video)

You might not like David Cameron, but anyone sane should know that the fuss over his tax affairs is nonsense. The business pages of the Press and the BBC’s own Money Box show is full of tips on

Posted: 11th, April 2016 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highgate toilet for rent at £3000 A Year

Up the tofu mountain we trudge to Highgate, where James Atherton is looking to rent out his toilet. James owns a standalone bog inside a block of flats at the bottom of Highgate West Hill. He tells the Camden New

Posted: 11th, April 2016 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Suits you David Cameron: The Guardian gets it wrong on tax

More tax illiteracy in the  Guardian , which has seen David Cameron’s tax return:

It’s not all hardship, though. The prime minister’s own party supports him where necessary, the returns reveal. Expenses met by the Conservative party have varied between

Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron, tax havens and other Guardian news

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Big news in the Guardian on David Cameron’s tax affairs:

David Cameron’s father sought legal advice on best tax havens

Did Ian Cameron, for it is he, seek advice from the same experts who advise the, er,  Guardian ?

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panama Papers: turning wealth into a dead man’s sin

sinners Ten faces on the Mirror’s cover. Simon Cowell (telly), Mark Thatcher (lost), El Chapo (pharmaceuticals), the Duchess of Windsor (choppers), Nick Faldo (Sir), Paul Burrell (ma’am), Willian (Chelsea), Jackie Chan (film), Andy Cole (Manchester United) and David Cameron (monster raving

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Money, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panama Papers: the murky world of newspapers and dictators

You’ve heard news of the Panama Papers. The Guardian is hot for them:

In the files we have found evidence of Russian banks providing slush funds for President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle; assets belonging to 12 country leaders, including the

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Clarke and an interrupting Paul Mason talk steel on BBC Newsnight

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Former BBC staffer and Newsnight journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Ken Clarke are talking about the steel industry on BBC Newsnight. The one thing you can’t escape noticing is how often Mason gurns and interrupts. The other …

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


Uber driver rips off drunk driver; proves Uber is winning

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Going the pretty way, sir?

An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102.17 for a journey, after taking him on a 20-mile detour around London while he slept.

Daniel Kaizen ordered a minicab from Old Street to Wood Green,

Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker get body slammed by Hogan sex tape judgement

hulk-hogan-tattoo Trying times at Gawker media:

These damages come on top

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Huffington Post editor explain why not paying journalists is ‘authentic’

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How does new journalism work? Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of  Huffington Post UK , was talking with Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show yesterday.  He was asked why the website doesn’t pay for content. His answer is remarkable:

 

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Financial Times writer slams Hewlett Packard over advertising threat

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When The Financial Times wrote  a few words on Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, the company’s marketing chief, Henry Gomez, was upset by the article’s tone. He threatened to stop placing he company’s ads with the newspaper, warning

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


Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home – could be a scam

The Anorak Inbox features this plea: Nigerian Astronaut is lost in space needs $3Million to come home

Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (32) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Will non-creative professionals work for free? Watch the video and find out

Will non-creatives work for free? Toronto advertising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo asks a variety of business people if they will work like a

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Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal earn more money on match day than every other club in Europe

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Arsenal raked in more cash from match-day activities last season than every other club in Europe. The Gunners took a whopping £101.6m, beating Real Madrid (#99.9m), Barcelona (#980m) and Manchester United (#87.8m).

Given that three other clubs directly

You

Posted: 21st, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Bentley for losers

The car’s the star in the tabloids. Manchester United players love a Bentley.

Daily Mail : “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrives at favourite restaurant in a Bentley”

The car’s value is not stated.

Daily Mail, December 21 :

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: that Jose Mourinho redundancy package in full

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Chelsea manager. But how much did he have stuffed inside his pockets as he sauntered off?

The Mail: £10m.

 

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The Sun: £18m.

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The Express: £10-£40m.

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The Mirror: £45.5m.

You have already

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: how much it costs to sack Jose Mourinho

What would it cost Chelsea to sack Jose Mourinho?  The newspapes know.

The  Daily Mail says “Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million “.

The Mirror says sacking Mourinho could cost £40m “.

The

Posted: 16th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United staffer in nominative determinism tribunal

In “Women peep in Utd loos”, the Sun reports on Marcus King, a man who claims that whilst working at Manchester United’s training ground he was spied on by three women. “He told a a tribunal he heard sniggering outside

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playboy model Elizabeth Dickson wins damages for crazy golf sex stunt

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Elizabeth Dickson has won damages from Playboy Enterprises for an incident at the Playboy Golf Finals at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry on March 30, 2012.

Dickson’s job was to act as novelty divot. Lying face down

Posted: 17th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian criticises Gates Foundation for helping ‘for-profit companies’; takes Bill Gates’ money

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Linsey McGoey has been writing about The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation for the Guardian . The article begins with a rather ghoulish view that the charity would be better were Gates dead:

Would the Gates Foundation do more

Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tesco seeks a Christmas Tree light untangler

 

Former boy scouts, listen up. Your skills are needed. Tesco is hiring “Christmas Light Untanglers”. If you are “able to untangle 3 meters of Christmas lights in under three minutes” and are “passionate about Christmas”, you can spend your

Posted: 11th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Revolting marketing: UK betting firm offers odds on which footballer will come out as gay

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In the Anorak Inbox today, this missive form a desperate

A UK betting site has offered odds on which England football will come out as gay, following the news over the weekend that two Premier League footballers are set

Posted: 27th, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: how much Klopp is now earning at Anfield

Liverpool have appointed affable German Jurgen Klopp and the papers agree that he’s terrific.

But what’s he earning at Liverpool?

Daily TelegraphKlopp signed a three year deal worth £7 million a season.

The Times: £25m for three

Posted: 9th, October 2015 | In: Liverpool, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This London cupboard is yours to live in for £500 a month

 

For just £500 a month, you can live in a cupboard in Clapham, south London.

Alex Lomax, who travelled from Nottingham to

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Posted: 1st, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0