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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 […]

It’s been a dark week for the British press

September 2, 2010


It’s been a dark week for the British press, and it reminds us that though we often have a lot to be proud about as regards our newspapers, there is a worrying shift towards slander and the tail wagging the dog. It’s curious that in a week when Tony Blair released his memoirs his revelations […]

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 […]