Organised Crime…

…something we associate with East End villians, or the US Mafia. They make salacious reading, fill the true crime sections of bookstores, and provide the basis for many a blockbuster crime series. The modern reality isn’t so glamorous: When  police watched horrifying CCTV…

Plus ca change (pardon my French)

In any large organization, there is a dynamic tension between the people who focus on procedure and process, and those who concentrate on results. In times of plenty, the former group has the upper hand. It is when there is…

The Freeman Movement

I’ve been looking into the Freeman movement, ever since I found Captian Rantys blog early last year. (If you’ve not read the Captains work, shame on you. Go and read it all.) I’ll have to admit, I was never really…

Thinking of Renewing Your Insurance?

I’ve commented on this story over at my place, but thought I’d mention it here as well. ‘Pay how you drive’ is the new type of car insurance that companies are targeting at young drivers. They test how safely you…

BBC puts Eurozone Financial Assistance Debate Online

If you want to view how our politicians were outfoxed and thus sacrificed Parliament’s historic ability to control Government’s spending, the BBC have the debate on this web page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_commons/newsid_9494000/9494636.stm The embed code for this video has been entered here,…

The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…

Bogeymen

Click for linky Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur nails it yet again, as does Cracked.com with a list of four reasons why instead of treating terrorists like evil masterminds and making getting on a plane ten times as big a pain…

One Ring to rule them all….

[On Tuesday, May 24th], a debate took place in parliament regarding an absolutely crucial issue for the future of the UK and the financial well-being of its citizens: Mark Reckless MP proposed an anti-bailout motion that would have been the…