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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Rejoice, rejoice

Welfare shake-up ‘will cost Scotland £480m’. Which is £480m more for the rest of us.

Earlier this week, Government figures showed that 76% of those who before would have claimed incapacity benefit were being rejected for its replacement, the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or were abandoning claims before completing a strict new medical test.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Eliza Manningham-Buller at the Iraq Inquiry

Is this just wisdom after the event, or is it moral spinelessness that this is only spoken about openly now.

See her testimony here

Friday, 16 July 2010

Don't hold back Jeff

Tell us what you really think:
"It is where a dysfunctional clique took the United Kingdom into an illegal war, dismantled border controls, encouraged unprecedented immigration, debased educational standards, attacked the independence of our best schools and universities, botched devolution, eroded British sovereignty, pumped up a consumer debt bubble, ran our private pension system into the ground, messed up financial regulation and wrecked the country's balance sheet."

"Sir" Jeff Randall in the Telegraph, more here.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A little gem

John Hussman gives his view on the world (scroll down to Misallocated resources):


Saturday, 10 July 2010


So. there's a crazed gun-toting maniac cornered by police marksmen. Who turns up with a bottle of beer in one hand and a fried chicken in the other, to see what he can to help, like?

Paul Gascoigne!!

At which point everybody starts asking why the spectacle is dragging on and why they don't just shoot the guy instead of wasting our taxes paying for police time? And you can see where they are coming from, even if you don't agree with the sentiment.

But if they did, I'd always remember him for Italia '90.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Sarko: guilty or not guilty?

Of course he is:
  1. Because he's French
  2. Because he's a politician
  3. Because he's worth it.