From 'Not A Sheep': In 2003 [Trevor Phillips] wrote an article where he said "from Rome, through Constantinople to Venice and London, our (European) nations have a history of peacefully absorbing huge, diverse movements of people, driven by war, famine and persecution; and there is no history of long-term ethnic segregation of the kind one … Continue reading We have the statistics. Why not consult them?
From Alex - yup, I think I agree with every word of this. Also, please, please, please sack the walking corpse...
Via the Grauniad blog, this is quite fun - the Great Bear redone to illustrate Shakespeare characters...
People have been blethering on about the 'moral hazard' created by government deposit insurance for banks. Unfortunately, they're idiots. Deposit insurance *does not* encourage financial institutions' shareholders to invest in risky assets, because it doesn't prevent the shares from losing all their value when the risky assets go tits-up and the company goes bust. Since … Continue reading Northern Rock and moral hazard
What kind of loony keeps more than £35k in savings accounts with a single bank? NB if you're reading this and you have more than £35k in savings accounts with a single bank, you should immediately transfer the balance over £35k to a different bank. There is no sane reason not to do this, and … Continue reading On that whole Northern Rock thing
#1: I'm the top hit on Google Hong Kong for "senior accounting partner glamorous life". Hurrah! (note: I'm not a senior accounting partner, despite my glamorous life). #2: a right-wing nutcase (with the amusing trait of pretending not to be right-wing, which is easier to do if you oppose extra-judicial punishment beatings) is trying to … Continue reading Two exciting data points
Ignore the pointless new wi-fi iPhone-with-no-phone device (although it'll serve as a good badge of 'who is a tosser'). The truly excellent news is that a 160gb iPod is soon to be available. I reckon that'll last me at least another year of music... Unrelatedly, I've got another Sharpener piece up about the Tube strike … Continue reading 160? We like