September 20, 2007
What is the World Coming To?
Kershaw seemed upbeat as he arrived at the court building yesterday wearing a green Barber-style jacket, blue shirt, jeans and baseball-style trainers.
When neither a Telegraph journo nor the assembled sub-editors can spell "Barbour" don't you think we should be preparing for the End Times?
August 24, 2007
First, just as Voltaire noted that the French needed to shoot the occasional admiral from time to time to encourage the others,
The rest is very good, on the way in which having risk spread around the world is a good idea, not a bad one, and that regular purging does the capitalist system no end of good. For, how are we going to find out what is a good or a bad idea unless someone tries it and then makes or loses money on it?
But the admiral thing? That was actually said about the English: Admiral Byng to be precise. Tsk.
August 06, 2007
The British beef export market brings in £700,000 a year, and employs fewer than 40,000 people.
Christ: I'd heard that rural wages were low, but £17.50 p.a.?
To be fair to him, he does have a point about the gross rural subsidies: but then again, that's nothing to do with the UK polity, that all comes from Brussels.
The capital needs a mayor like Ken who champions a city-wide living wage - but Boris has opposed even the minimum wage.
So, err, why is putting people out of work a good idea? Opposition to both the minimum wage and living wages is entirely sensible.
Far from going to small farmers, most of our subsidies go to vast agribusinesses and millionaires: Tate and Lyle has received over £233m in subsidy in two years...
Tsk, tsk. Tate and Lyle's subsidies are export subsidies. You see, we insist (as a result of the sugar price support system) that those importing cane sugar from abroad pay a high duty. Once refined and repackaged for export, this tax is paid back as a subsidy. Get rid of the EU and we'll not be paying that subsidy, because we won't be imposing the import duties in the first place. Good idea, eh?
July 30, 2007
Slightly odd intro to a piece in The Times.
Ming and his crew? What happened to the beards and sandals?
It's only when you go to the full piece that you get the missing important information: the "Japanese" in front of the "Liberal Democratic Party".
July 21, 2007
But because there was no randomised trial to see if they faired better than those sent to prison...
Is prison supposed to make you blonde? Or not blonde, as the case may be?
July 20, 2007
Oh, well done sirs, well done:
History 'becoming a thing of the past'
Someone deserves a beer or two for getting that headine in.
July 12, 2007
Having a little problem with metric units are we?
Mobile phone video of the badgers circulating in Basra shows a stocky skunk-like animal with long front claws. The honey badger, or ratel, is known as a brave predator capable of killing a cobra. It weighs up to 14kg (301b),
300 lbs is one hell of a big badger.
July 06, 2007
Comment: Niger rebels follow up on warnings
That's the headline on a piece about rebels in the Niger Delta....which is in Nigeria. Yes, formally, it is correct, but it's very misleading: Niger is the next country over.
June 29, 2007
She said 80 women worked from 7am to 6pm for the equivalent of just 38p.
No, she said that they worked 7 am to 6 pm with two hours of breaks for the equivalent of 38 p an hour.
June 28, 2007
The Subs is Gone Walkabout
Telegraph web front page.