Monthly Archives: January 2014

The nationalists cannot continue to make false promises on currency

Alistair Darling writes: “There is one clear message from today’s thoughtful speech by Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England – that the failings of the Eurozone show that to have a successful monetary union you require fiscal … Continue reading

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The Cuckolds Of France

Cal Weaver grieves in Crazy Stupid Love (2011)- “You know a word that is not used very often anymore? Cuckold. I’m cuckolded. David Lindhagen cuckolded me. He made a cuckold out of me. He slept with my wife and I … Continue reading

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Worst-off areas suffer biggest council cuts

Jason Beattie in the Daily Mirror reports on yet more ideologically driven cuts by the coalition: “Deprived boroughs in Liverpool, London, Manchester and Middlesbrough, will lose ten times more from the government than the ten richest according to research. Britain’s … Continue reading

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A ridiculous abrogation of the responsibilities of government

Andy Newman writes: “Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, yesterday spoke to the BBC television news making it clear that plans to address flooding in the Somerset levels, including input from locals, had to be with him within six weeks. This is a … Continue reading

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Galvanise opposition to Clause 118

TUC policy officer for public services Matt Dykes writes: “Anyone who cares about the future of our NHS will be taking a particularly keen interest in developments in Westminster this week, as the Care Bill makes its way through the … Continue reading

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He should be apologising- but humility and contrition are beyond Osborne

Michael Meacher points out the obvious on Left Futures: “Osborne’s latest boast is that Britain’s GDP grew by nearly 2% in the year to last September, showing a strong recovery from the two previous years when the economy barely reached … Continue reading

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Tory MP threatens to call police if more than 10 people turn up at his surgery

Tom Pride reports on the following that is unbelievably not a satirical send up: “Tory MP for Croydon South Richard Ottaway called the police when a group of 11 pensioners turned up at his surgery to deliver a petition. He claimed … Continue reading

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