Browsing All posts tagged under »britain«

Ice ice baby

December 13, 2010


Be careful out there. I just got wind from a completely random paragraph in a Guardian article that was talking about the snow that Ben Johnson (an award-winning young tenor who has performed for Northern Chords in the past) slipped and broke his leg before a concert in East Anglia yesterday. Snow’s lovely (until it […]

Not quite sackcloth and ash…The Comprehensive Spending Review

October 20, 2010


Comprehensive Spending Review…oh how we’ve longed for you. 19% of spending over four years will be cut, with some of the high(read: low)lights being the Home Office (and policing) taking a 25% cut – fewer police will be out on the beat as a result – and a 20% cut in frontline prison and judicial […]

Six things you didn’t want to know about gas

July 8, 2010


I’ve learnt an awful lot of things about the natural gas market in the short time that I’ve been working for a gas trading consultancy, which I personally find interesting and strange. You probably won’t, which is why this blogpost is called exactly what it is. Without further ado, then, here are six things you […]

To stick it to George Osborne, only eat pre-slaughtered horses and unshelled nuts

June 22, 2010


I don’t mean to alarm you, but I’m going to show you how to overthrow the government. Forget the fact that the Greeks can’t afford to do, well, anything anymore and that the Spaniards are hoping that closing their eyes, putting their fingers in their ears and shouting “lalalalala” very loudly is going to make […]

Everything you wanted to know about vuvuzelas (but were afraid to ask)

June 12, 2010


It’s the ambient noise of a swarm of bees. Needless to say, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like the stinging insects, then you might want to turn down the volume on your television and do without Messrs Wilson, Lawrenson, Champion and Townsend. It might even help – by their own admission on […]