What value maturing mortgages?

The crisis in Britain’s property market must surely now take centre stage as the artificial recovery based solely upon printed money is seen by the majority to be the complete illusion it always was. Back in September 2008, when it…

I’m Not Following This Tax Malarky

Let me first say I have never studied economics and I am an indifferent mathematician ( C grade at O’level 1981) So may be I’m missing some point here. Families face £60 rise in plane tickets to make up tax-shortfall…

Technology – Yr Doin’ It Wrong…

Oh, I do love it when a newspaper announces a technological use, and gets it wrong. I love it, because it happens so often… Pensioners on mobility scooters could be tracked by satellite as part of radical plans to use technology to…

Rockets from Gaza

The news: Two rockets from Gaza fell in Israel’s South on Monday evening, just after the IDF’s Home Front Command informed local authorities that the threat level was now reduced.  The rockets fell four days after coordinated terror attacks in…

Misleading the public

Global warming, climate change, Climate disruption the pot of gold at the end of a research grant, to keep the money flowing you need to prove it’s happening, even when it isn’t. So you need good headlines and scare stories…

An Assault on Liberty

I see that salt is once more on the menu. Dick Puddlecote points us to this. High dietary salt has detrimental effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes. The question, say Francesco Cappuccio and colleagues, is not whether to reduce…

Spoilsports R Us..?

For 15 years the children of Wychwood Primary have entertained themselves with crates given to them by the local milkman. Countless numbers of imaginery (sic) cars, ships and dens have been made out of the 25 crates. Oh, gawd! You…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

For the children

https://app.box.com/shared/o14z2b7jyq A long time back, Prodicus ran a post I’ve now probably quoted a dozen times- last time I checked it out in some detail and found that he appeared to be correct about it. The problem with running any…