Tag: Economy

Who Are These ‘Citizens’..?

The European Commission on the plight of ‘migrants’: Britain is not obliged to participate in any quota system as it has an exemption from matters concerning immigration and asylum, but the Commission delivered a withering put-down of the Home Secretary’s…

Are You Cooking With Gas?

Well, not for much longer, if the ecomentalists have their way… Householders across the country will be horrified to learn that, over the next decade or two, the Government plans to phase out all our gas-fired cookers and heating systems…

Good Luck With That Campaign!

Cuts to legal aid are forcing the closure of almost a third of Shelter’s housing advice centres and compelling the Red Cross to abandon its assistance for family reunions, the organisations claim. Family reunions? Why the fiends! Wait. What sort of…

It wasn’t me

As I sit here in the Castle slowly dissolving into the sofa there is a thought running through what is left of my mind, and that thought is-I am getting more than a tad fed up with being blamed for…

Doomed To Failure, Then?

Four community projects are to receive funding from Barking and Dagenham Council this year under its Innovation Grants programme. Ooooh, let’s have a look at them then! Based in Barking, the Recovery LinkUp Cafe will be a meeting place for…

Cogitating at the Castle

After what seems like an eon I have finally managed to collect the wherewithal to hang out up my tool, kick back and look forward to dossing around for what is left of my natural. And the thought at the…

Adam Smith

Thought this a most significant take on Adam Smith who, like all great ideas people who’ve influenced humanity, has been partly read and misread as has been people’s wont and their own prejudices: Smith saw economics as a branch of…

Employment and benefits

I’m currently tied up in a series of one-day courses and while they need to be studied for, they’re also very interesting indeed and give a good overview of what’s in the pipeline re debt, employment and benefits [the latter…

It’ll end in tears. If we’re lucky.

The stitch-up fiscal union proposed by Merkozy (cf. Élysée Treaty) is merely a relaunch of the existing Stability and Growth Pact but this time with the teeth and claws necessary to force compliance by defaulters like France weak economies like Greece, nations…