Tag: It’s not your bloody money

Money money money

I saw this headline and had a brief moment of confusion. How on earth could the black economy make Victoria lose $620 million a year? Was all the money going abroad or interstate? I read on to find out and…

Spend That Public Money Faster!

A beehive sculpture costing thousands of pounds has been removed from a public park after complaints it looked ‘too rude’. We aren’t shown a ‘before’ photo, but we can imagine… Award-winning sculptor Thompson Dagnall – who was paid around £3,500…

Better to give than to receive?

That’s what they say, and they say it often enough for John Lewis to have made it a theme for their Christmas ads. I think there’s some truth in it too. Now obviously this doesn’t apply so much when it’s…

That didn’t take long

Back at blogging for only a couple of days and already someone has destroyed another cognitive dissonance meter. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, [Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC] Dave Hartnett says that householders have a duty to…

More Free Lunches Demanded…

All children under five in care in London should be sent a free book a month to boost their reading and prospects later in life, the Commons was being told today. Well, that’ll get rid of a few more unsold…

Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following…

Come back, Gordon…

Content warning – this post was written under the influence of a descending red mist and contains horrible oaths and general bad language.   All is not forgiven by any means, not even remotely, but when the Cobbleition are doing…

Do You Really Meet A Better Class Of Crook In The Nick?

Well, Lord Hanningfield certainly thinks so: After being convicted of fraud, the former leader of Essex County Council spent two weeks in a regular prisonbefore being transferred to a minimum security institution.”It wasn’t very nice in ordinary prison but it…