Rewriting history, recession edition

Says Railway Eye, a cynical and Tory-leaning transport blog: There is certain information that voters and taxpayers might reasonably expect a Government department to know. Or at least have a reasonable stab at. Such as just how risky NatEx's very aggressive bid for the East Coast franchise was; bearing in mind that the previous operator … Continue reading Rewriting history, recession edition

Tax proposal

A lot of moaning about corporation tax in leftie-blogland today, for no particularly discernible reason. How about this as a 'no big corporation tax dodging' principle to adopt at G8: * All countries adopt the current UK system of charging the parent company tax at the national rate for its home country, with all tax … Continue reading Tax proposal

Yes, it’s fucking political

Frank Dobson spoke nothing but truth last month: ‘Be warned,’ he said, ‘the Lib Dems and the Tories have not abandoned party politics.’ There was, he alleged, a three-part strategy. When they had disposed of the Speaker, they would demand Gordon’s resignation. If they got that, they would demand an immediate general election on the … Continue reading Yes, it’s fucking political