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
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
That joke isn't funny any more:
This Spectator piece brings a couple of conjectures to mind: 1) Anyone who uses the phrase 'pie in the sky' is an idiot who should be ignored. 2) Anyone who believes absolute national debt, rather than national debt as a proportion of GDP, is a figure with any relevance to anything is an idiot who … Continue reading Conjectures
Read a selection of grumpy middle-aged Tories and Libertoonians slate 18-year-old kids for being pompously grumpy about getting a
I've a new piece up at Liberal Conspiracy on happiness, tolerance and migration data. Which is fun if you like that sort of thing.
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