Monthly Archives: June 2010

Emergency Budget

A week since the Emergency Budget was announced and the Coalition is getting on with its business.  Around it the media and the opposition are combing the details and creating nightmare scenario’s and rumours of discontent to create a wedge … Continue reading

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England Footballers Return Home

Won 1, Drawn 2, Lost 1. Millions of pounds spent for little result and only 4 matches. Six hours of football and under an hour of it was on the fringes of world class.  Probably an hour of it was Blue … Continue reading

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Barack Obama blitzes BP

A month ago we thought the British economy depended on the banks but now we’re learning it also depends on dividends from BP. Is Barack Obama correct in ramping up the criticism and penalties on BP?  The spill is big, the company … Continue reading

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Fire Starter Wayne flares up in South Africa

Worrying signs from South Africa. Wayne Rooney booked for dissent in the opening friendly. Will the team come good, they might.  Then suddenly they’ll be expected to win it before being cruelly defeated. After winning all their Group C matches … Continue reading

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Sympathy with Cumbria police

The terrible events in Cumbria last week are now entering a phase where people are asking questions. Within a day of the shootings people were asking if Cumbria police were up to the task obviously to the irritation of the … Continue reading

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British Companies sitting in the heat

BP, BA, Prudential are three names synonymous with Britain and all three are going through strong turbulance. Prudential may have lowered the angst by backing out of their deal but they’ve still got to pay some large bills and decide what … Continue reading

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Salaries, Expenses and Public Expenditure

Publishing the names of those who earn more than the Prime Minister might sound a populist measure and perhaps when the fuss ends it will be.  The PM takes around £150k although he’s entitled to around £200k, not including board, … Continue reading

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