Monthly Archives: January 2014

Self-Serve Tills

I’d like to relate a conversation that I had with a member of staff one recent evening in a major high street supermarket: Assistant: Self-serve is free! Me: Will I get a staff discount? Assistant: Ha-ha! No, I’m afraid not. Me: … Continue reading

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Competing with Poverty

George Osborne was absolutely right last week to warn that the European Union is falling behind India and China in economic terms, and the reason for this is very simple: it is because corporations in Europe have been exploiting the … Continue reading

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Dousing the Flames of Dissent

The streets of London burned during the riots of 2011, so the decision by Tory mayor Boris Johnson to close ten of the capital’s fire stations and then propose to invest in water cannons in the same week seems perverse … Continue reading

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