Monthly Archives: April 2013
I was taken by The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s (TPA) observation about the latest growth figures for the UK economy. I’ll let the TPA’s Chief Executive (Matthew Elliott) speak for himself: “Yesterday the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that they think the economy is growing again – by 0.3% in the first quarter of this year. […]
Never too sure about studies like these, but here goes anyway. The Institute for Economics and Peace (oh dear) has just published its first ‘UK Peace Index’ (oh dear, oh dear) and are pleased to inform us residents of Moray that we live in the 3rd most peaceful area of Scotland, after the Orkney Islands […]
In many vexed situations there comes a time when you’ve got to lay your cards on the table, so to speak. Observing today’s flurry of interest in the question of Scotland’s independence I felt moved to pen a few lines during tea break. I’m all for localisation and for power being devolved as far down […]
Just wanted to re-blog a piece by John Ward who runs ‘The Slog’ website; it speaks for itself: CRISIS ATHENS: How austerity is destroying those who would compete with multinational power.
Jeremy Warner is an excellent business and economics journalist who works for the Daily Telegraph; I always read what he has to say. Generally I concur with his analyses and conclusions. However, there is one fundamental issue on which I profoundly disagree with Mr Warner. Take his article in today’s Daily Telegraph “J M Keynes’ […]
“I’m expecting to receive this much dosh from taxpayers for doing bugger all for 3 years after I lose my job. So don’t you dare try to evade paying your taxes, serfs …”. Interesting to note that the British Government is leading a charge against tax evasion by signing the UK up to an “information […]
Front page news in the Daily Telegraph today (link below) and billed online as ‘Chaos over biggest employment tax shake-up in 70 years‘. The Daily Telegraph informs us that “under the new ‘Real Time Information’ (RTI) system, more than a million businesses – as well as charities, churches and families who employ nannies or cleaners […]