Originally posted on the void:
According to today’s Evening Standard, bungling Employment Minister Chris Grayling is planning to send unemployed teenagers to work in care homes for no pay across the capital. The Government is planning to force young people to carry out full time unpaid work for three months before they become eligible for…

Originally posted on Love and Garbage – some commonplace musings:
I think one important thing is forgotten in all of the fuss about whether or not Assange should be questioned in Sweden by the prosecuting authorities in Sweden or at the place and time of his choosing: the key case of Smith v DPP and Commissioner…

Labour and the Left decide on permanent austerity

The Labour left announce that rather than addressing the media focused democracy and politically invisibility that ensured we paid for austerity, austerity will be permanent enough that they can continue to collect salaries after their newspapers die. Political Media Class, the new think tank to make sure you pay for the deficit and make sure…

While in the sarf…

I spent a weekend at the Toriest house, in the Toriest county, and I was reminded of two things. 1.) Condemnation of this government wasn’t a great leap for grassroots party members, they didn’t support Cameron and his lot before the election. 2.) The Tories do backstabbing more reliably and effectively than anyone else.  It is…

The Olympics, art and children, and whether Tracy Emin can draw.

The national mood has been subject to a temporary boost, people really enjoyed the Olympics, people you never expected to hear discuss the omnium (because you didn’t know what an omnium was) have been glued to screens and Olympic mad. Boris and Cameron looked elated while they pretended party planning had been the job they…

Dear A Level Getters

Dear A Level result getters. Ignore the media, they are just jealous because you are young and clever. If you didn’t do as well as you hoped, is alright, largely doesn’t matter in scheme of things. If you are a teacher fearing for your skin- fuck em, concentrate on teaching, nothing you ever do will…

Nationalising banks for the sake of small businesses….

Discussing nationalisation of RBS, as a way of supporting small businesses, while rolling out a Universal Credit project that demands they close down if  not profitable in this economy, is absurd. And a sign of how fucked our political, media and finance establishment are. This is a post I will probably expand on when I…