Tag: uk_politics

June 29, 2016
November 25, 2014

I use Amazon a lot – for Kindle books, for CDs and DVDs, for gadgets; and sometimes even for unexpected stuff like really excellent flour from Welsh watermills. But lately I have been thinking that Amazon isn’t so deserving of my business; from its employment…

Read the PostAmazon – Cold Turkey for Christmas

October 15, 2014
April 15, 2013

On the other hand, I did find this immensely amusing and satisfying: Originally published at http://liberalconspiracy.org/2013/04/08/louise-mensch-tries-to-score-political-points-over-thatchers-death/

Read the PostRufus Hound owned Louise Mensch

April 15, 2013

I was driving up to Glasgow on Monday afternoon, and hadn’t caught the news in the morning. So when I turned on my radio and heard her voice, I assumed it was a news item or programme about her, and immediately switched to CD. 20…

Read the PostMargaret Thatcher

November 17, 2012

A pathetic turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner election results (some might say a pathetic turnout for a pathetic idea), so one is wary to draw any conclusions from the results. See some analysis here at the Guardian As one might expect, Labour gained…

Read the PostPCC Elections

October 6, 2012

Back in September, I asked if Hunt was “a safe pair of hands for the NHS“, having a record for supporting homeopathy and limits on abortion. Now, according to the BBC, he has stated – once again, in a new interview in the Times –…

Read the PostJeremy Hunt

September 4, 2012

I am not making this up – Jeremy Hunt, the new Minister for Health, has a history of supporting homeopathy. According to the Guardian: “In 2007 Hunt signed a Commons early day motion supporting it and also argued that it was worthwhile in correspondence with…

Read the PostJeremy Hunt – a safe pair of hands for the NHS?

August 28, 2012

I’ve had an addiction, for several years, that I have finally decided to kick. My friends have previously told me that it is no good for me; that any enjoyment I might get from it is no compensation for the way it tries to warp…

Read the PostSomeone get this monkey off my back

July 14, 2012


Listening to an interview on Radio 4 with Nick Buckles of G4S. He has said a large part of why they only identified their inability to provide sufficient numbers in the last “9-10 days” was because the people they were employing were only available for…

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June 24, 2012

The subject of a levy on disposable plastic carrier bags has come up again, in an attempt to reduce the number used. The Scottish Parliament is planning a consultation on the idea of a 5p tax per bag. Cameron would like to follow suit, but…

Read the PostPlastic bags: joined up thinking

June 23, 2012

Comedian Jimmy Carr has been in the news this week, due not so much to revelations that he benefited from a tax loophole that saw him pay 1% tax on earnings reported as 3 million a year; but more due to Prime Minister David Cameron…

Read the PostA Taxing Time