or what the devil do we do next? I’ve been keeping an eye out for places to squirrel away my surplus funds now that I can’t get out to waste them on fripperies in the shops and eateries. I can’t even get myself offshore, let alone deposit any surplus cash there. Just joking! The chance … Continue reading A Profit in My Own Land
Whoa there! Who's in control? Who says so? Telegraph breaks cover Prompted by the 6th November front page Tory party puff in what used to be a newspaper, namely The Daily Telegraph, the prevalence of the propaganda machine running in the UK has been brought home to me. In fairness, it may just be in … Continue reading This Welfare State, This Septic Isle, This little England.
I have been looking at some stuff covering the recent series of reports on poverty by the UN Rapporteur, which made comparisons between the UK now, and the mean-spirited approach of 19th Century workhouses that Dickens wrote about. How much has really changed? On the face of it, there are certainly similarities in attitudes that … Continue reading Poverty? What the Dickens does the UN mean?
No Amazon review either! I wanted to post a review on Amazon the other day because one of their suppliers had failed pretty badly and I put together a reasonably lighthearted but pointed review about my experience. It was all factually true but the Great River Trading Company declined to publish it. My review seemed … Continue reading Wot no goods?