Monthly Archives: January 2010

Burgled homeowner let out of jail

Yesterday, the chief justice set the burgled homeowner, Mr Hussain, previously written about, free but upheld the conviction. Some sense there, but a bit worrying that it takes a lot of publicity to get to that point in the judicial system. Is … Continue reading

Posted in Political | Comments Off on Burgled homeowner let out of jail

Is Cadbury gone then?

The Cadbury board announced today that they would recommend the offer from Kraft. Although theoretically it’s not over till the shareholders agree. Yet the offer includes quite a lot of Kraft shares. It isn’t clear that I’d want them. Even … Continue reading

Posted in Industrial, Political | Comments Off on Is Cadbury gone then?

How much prison space in the UK

This week a government committee issued a report issued saying the UK prison population should be drastically reduced to be more in line with other European countries.  Also that it will cost £4bn to create 10,000 more spaces or £400k a … Continue reading

Posted in Political | Comments Off on How much prison space in the UK

Schools out for winter

Reading articles about school closures made me realise how complicated things have become in what seems the fairly straightforward subject of school attendance. Some schools are closed and others open and it doesn’t seem to depend purely on the weather. … Continue reading

Posted in Political | Comments Off on Schools out for winter

Airport Security Scanning, your picture for sale

The government are hurredly introducing body scanners at airports following the Detroit incident where a passenger carried explosive chemicals inside his underwear.  It’s planned to select passengers from profiling and signs of suspicious behaviour. The government keep warning us about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Airport Security Scanning, your picture for sale

Any truth in time for the General Election?

David Cameron announced that the NHS is the Tories number 1 priority.  Labour said the Tories can’t be trusted with the NHS. The Conservatives are said to have announced £45bn of spending plans.  Labour say that makes a £34bn tax … Continue reading

Posted in Political | Comments Off on Any truth in time for the General Election?