Beaker behaving like Miss Piggy

Danny Alexander is stomping about the Treasury, in a power consolidation exercise which he must never have anticipated he would experience belonging to a party with such a small share of the vote.…. Trouble in departments by now, I guess.

Revolving Door..

There is apparently some discomfort about ‘Revolving Door’ recruitment. The same culture that produced the breed of ‘manage the message’ idiots we populate the heart of Westminster with. Revolving door recruitment is key to the power of the organisations hovering up our public sector. People who can adapt to the culture required to manage a…

Shortlisting for Orwell

I don’t really know what to say. Am really really happy, because my blog (lisaansell.posterous.com) got shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. I couldn’t be at the shortlisting even but will be looking for a dress for the award ceremony! ;-D

Obama needs to find a theme?

Obama must find a lasting theme says this concerned comment piece in the FT. Reagan could say good morning and mean it. He was POTUS in the morning of the liberation of Wall Street while his ideological sister across the Atlantic, swept that fever over us in a tabloid fronted political media wave which is…

The real meaning of the rot at the top of China

Daniel Bell in the FT on the emerging Bo Xilai scandal, which the FT’ve been repeatedly telling us is being tracked accurately on the Boxun website. So I’ll buy. The internet is again being used as a tool with which to pierce political narratives, in what appears to be a Chinese digital political culture not…

New market opening in the middle classes…

Pawn brokers discuss the emerging middle class market, I suppose staff will need customer service training and the branches will open up in nice parts of town. There is plenty of space on the high street. The bottom of the page, an article discussing a growing affection for the trend of smelting antiquity, when Georgian…

There are pasties and there are pasties.

The pasty tax is now on a petition at my local Oddies. The Cheese and Onion pasty is not a steak bake. Not in the slightest. It is cheesy potato goodness, in a puff pastry which is light and not as greasy and nasty as the meat wrapped in flaky hydrogenated fat from Greggs. It…

Transparency and the Bank of England Governer..whoever he may be…

Bank of England Governer selection will be transparent says George Osborne, in this article which also dropped in a mention of this being the week it is to be ‘revealed’ if Britain in ‘technical’ recession. In the FT, Ed Balls used his spot, to list the clearly conflicting and numerous responsibilities handed to said Governer….