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Facebook Must Change Data Access Rules – But Wait, Not For Us, Not For Us!

None of us can fail to have seen all that screaming about how Facebook really must change the way that it handles data. Who gets to see it, how they … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2018 | In: News, Technology | Comment

Martin Lewis Is Suing Facebook – Good Luck With That

Martin Lewis we all know as the money saving expert who set up – and made a fortune from – MoneySavingExpert. Which is why various people trying to flog scam … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment

Arf, Arf – Nigel Farage’s Kids Have German Passports

A lovely little story producing giggles among the Remainaiacs – Nigel Farage’s kids, the very kids of that arch anti-EU campaigner, have German passports. As well as their UK ones … (read more)

Posted: 19th, April 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

How The US Will Impose Russian Sanctions On British Banks

The Americans are really rather pissed off at the Russians these days. To the extent that they’ve decided to impose sanctions on a number of Russian oligarchs and their companies. … (read more)

Posted: 14th, April 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Amazon is now the world’s largest investor in research and development

One of the more amusing things that we’re told about the tax dodging by the internet giants is that the government needs all that money in order to be able … (read more)

Posted: 12th, April 2018 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment

Superdrug’s racism – CCTV cameras on black hair products

The latest claim of racism is that Superdrug has, in a very racist manner indeed, put more CCTV cameras onto the section selling black hair products than onto that selling … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2018 | In: News | Comment

One in ten are cocaine fiends

That’s not quite the result from the latest research into fun and tooting habits, that 1 in 10 of us are cocaine fiends. What is actually shown is that enough … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2018 | In: News | Comment

Activists says PE and team sports are racist colonialism

The latest from the grievance studies industry is that team sports – those English things like football, rugby, cricket – are racist. Further, that we only let the rest of … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2018 | In: News, Sports | Comment

London House Prices Are Falling, Hurrah!

Or is is hurrah at all? For if London house prices are falling doesn’t that mean lots of people are going to get screwed by their mortgages? And thus we … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Unilever be gone: Marmite maker leaving Britain don’t matter a damn

The maker of Marmite, Unilever, has announced that it is to give up its UK headquarters and move to Holland. This doesn’t matter a damn. No, really, it’s a triviality … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2018 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment

25% of People in Wales Are in Poverty – Nonsense If We Count Properly

A new report out insisting that 25% of the Welsh are living in poverty. Our conclusion might therefore be that we’d not like to have Labour running the UK as … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Google and Facebook aren’t aiding sex trafficking – nonsense

We’ve another of those claims about sex trafficking which is simply complete nonsense. For, to any level of statistical accuracy, there is no sex trafficking in the UK. But people … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2018 | In: News | Comment

Provident Financial’s Nearly Bust, Not Overcharging On Those 5,000% Loans Then

One of the more difficult things to get people to do is make them understand the implications of their prejudices. One such is that all those Wonga-like companies offering high … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Haven’t We All Got So Much Richer?

This little statistics rather surprised me. I should have known it but didn’t:
The average house price has soared by 7,578 per cent, from £2,100 in 1952 to £161,937 in 2012, … (read more)

Posted: 28th, February 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Americans Are Odd – Why Execute A Terminal Cancer Patient?

There are times when it appears that the transatlantic cousins are more than a little odd. Their preoccupation with guns puzzles many this side of the Pond for example, their … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Don’t Worry About ISIS’ Dirty Bomb. It’s Nothing Serious

ISIS, IS, Islamic State, whatever they’re calling themselves this week, claim to have enough uranium to make a dirty bomb. Which they probably do: but it would be a pretty … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Ladies: If You’ve Got Big Boobs Then You’re A High Spender

It’s quite amazing the things the Daily Mail is able to tell us about sex, society and that all important feminism stuff. And here’s a case in point. According to … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Yvette Cooper Wants To Tax Brits Going Abroad

Worse than that, worse than trying to tax Brits who want to jet off for a bit of sunshine, Yvette Cooper is also proposing that that tax money should go … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Someone, Somewhere, Is Wrong about Prostitution, Clients And The Numbers

We’re often told that there’s some 60,000 to 80,000 prostitutes in the UK. And there’s some assumptions made about how many clients they have, how much money they make and … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

The Scientific Proof Of Why Blokes Don’t Go For Fat Birds

And it’s not what you might think either, it’s not just an aesthetic preference, it’s all about evolution. And as we know, evolution is science and science is right, right? … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

This Ain’t News; Benedict Cumberbatch Is Alan Turing’s 17th Cousin

Well, OK, perhaps it is news that Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing’s 17th cousin because the Mail has decided to give us a story that tells us that he is. … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

So Why Have Hungarians Making Sandwiches In Northampton Then?

There’s a certain joy in watching someone manage to get ahold of entirely the wrong end of the stick. And so it is with this story about the sandwich making … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

The Ludicrous Claim That Susannah Constantine Is A Bad Mother

This has to be one of the more stupid claims being made presently: that Susannah Constantine is a bad mother because she’s teaching her daughter where food comes from. No, … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Let’s Crush The Tower Poppies With Tanks!

This is most certainly an interesting idea. Perhaps not an overly sensible idea but an interesting one all the same. The thought that instead of carefully plucking the ceramic poppies … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Why Do Dancers Get Piss Poor Money?

Because there’s many more people who want to be dancers than there is demand for people to be dancers. And then there’s some special cases:

Dancers at the Royal Opera House … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment

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