Originally posted on defytheeconomy:
I have identified myself as a feminist for many many years. Under the impression the word summed up who I was, why I felt strongly about the inequality women face on this planet. Inequality I could see.  By 6th form I knew it had a name, and I devoured academics whose…

Dear BBC,

Dont panic. I am writing to reassure you. I watched your footage of the horrors befalling Hebden Bridge on the ten o clock bulletin, the terrifying fall of the child while he paddled. I just wanted you to know its ok, we are fairly used to it around here, we tend not to panic. Although…

The shoot out scene has begun…

And its really hard to tell who is firing at who, or the difference between shit and bullets. I think what I will have to do with this, is just the post the links I think are funny. The details arent important really…its the spectacle…

Parliamentary enquiry

Just to be absolutely clear, seeing what politicians would do about the Libor issue, was like a test. The world looked and saw how our politicians handled it. Like when your mum gives you chance to be mature about it and tell the truth…. But because this is a very very global issue, the past…

Panic mode…

I have to evacuate my house because god is smiting me with floods again, but by the time I get back I expect the banks of the world to be in absolute panic mode. Ok?

Childrens Home scandal…

We are at the limits of neo-liberal social policy. The Guardian, The New Statesman, and the Labour Party have spent over a decade hiding this for their party, and the Tories really aren’t that bothered. We are at a point in time where it isn’t going away. Telegraph noticed today, and everyone will be talking…

Lehman Brothers and Barcap…

RE; split of so called retail and investment banking, would it effectively return Lehman Brothers to Wall Street but functioning?

Like this post. The SKWAWKBOX The Conservative Party likes to think of itself as the party of tradition. It’s in the very meaning of its name. But you might not realise just how far back some of their traditions go. It’s very instructive to take a look at, as it provides a perfect context for…

Healthcare of the future

Our town and village doctors surgeries, were replaced with a PFI monstrosity in a shiny new building. I had a spiky golf ball on the side of my throat, and was beginning to find I could not open my mouth properly. I rang, and it turns out my registration with the health centre is not…

Posts I want to write but havent had time…

While I would quite like to be blogging at the moment, I am tied up with plastics and resins, so here are a few posts I want to write soon. Marijuana. Its future as an industry. The Egyptian First Lady as a symbol of where Egyptian women now stand PFI- Why did our mainstream media…

Silent bank run.,

I am in process of switching to the Co-Op, everyone I know working to get their money away from the most prominent banks. These days its not queues outside banks, but queues in call centres that signal a bank run…