Act 3, Scene 1.

Noisy and disparate chorus; ‘’The sky is falling in, the sky is falling in, Greece are lazy bastards and threatening to bring Europe down, we have to give more money to a bullshit bailout austerity cycle because…..whoops look what happens to Spain when we try to create the conditions of a Greek Bank Run…the sky…

What a hunt…

Memo reveals Hunt push on BskyB, Allegra Stratton thinks Jeremy Hunt’s advice on why women should make better choices than being the ones who have the uteruses is important because he is a government minister. Such is the topsy-turvy world we live in. Still, you can see why the Graun political editorial never moves on…

Learning from history..

This document from the IFS tracked patterns in government spending, to assess ‘readiness for recession’. We are clearly not on the brink of that recession, but please take a look at that document. Two things are striking about it; the first is a pattern of spending which does not change, regardless of party. The second…

Austerity works

Austerity works Construction Down 4.8% Services up 0.1% Manufacturing No change Trade Deficit Up 0.4% First quarter stocks were down £2.2billion lower than in final quarter of last year. Death of the Equity Cult. Business Investment Up 3.6%- companies around here are using this period as a tme of investment. That is what you are…

Every single time…

I come into contact with our political media culture, however distant, I end up feeling a bit grubby on the inside. That’s the truth of the matter, every single time. One of the benefits of writing from outside that culture, is you can limit your contact with it without compromising your ability to discuss it,…