James Murdoch is furious…

….hahahahahahahahahah Last night’s Newsnight cut to Jeremy Hunt, as the Government Minister advising mothers on taking responsility…

Learning is hardwired

Traditional political techniques do not work indefinitely on social media, because social media is hardwired to learn. That’s what people do. What happens when traditional political techniques are used on social media, is you get a speeded up internet movie of them. Reality bites quicker and people learn and culture evolves as a result. But…

Rangers Tax Case

This blog is unique, and won last night’s Orwell Prize, because it should be remembered. Honored to have been on the same shortlist. Well done xx

A quote from the excellent Jack of Kent’s blog.

”idea of a mere media professional – an editor or reporter – being a wielder of genuine political power may soon seem as quaint as Thomas Becket or Red Robbo being the most powerful commoner in the land. Some new elite will dominate, and they no doubt will in turn abuse their power and will eventually be…

Originally posted on defytheeconomy:
Double dip recession? Gross underestimation of the number and scale of dips. Stagnation betwixt could never have been described as a recovery convincingly, and we have shovelled everything into keeping inflated the bit of the economy that is broken.  The government deliberately shrank the economy and now we are gobsmacked by…

Originally posted on Economics Intelligence:
The Big Bertha, 1914 edition The Big Bertha was one of the largest cannons of its time, manufactured by Krupp. Germany nevertheless lost the First World War. The same might be true for the ECB and its version of the “Big Bertha”. In December and February, the ECB lended about…

Zuckers

The whole Facebook story, from start to finish, is brilliant. It’s like Balloon Boy, but with billions of dollars and played out on the financial markets. The banks are in it up to necks and hoping it was made damn clear in the fluff press coverage, pre-sinking. that Zuckerberg had been almost peculiar in his…

Message to our political media from a blogger.

Mr.Wizard ….you are a humbug. And a very very bad man. But you are really quite silly and not very scary up close. I am not sure the shitflinging monkeys understand that when we can see behind that curtain, they lose all potency and become people sized problems that can be ignored. We now need…