The treacherous rocks ofContinue reading →
Porkie Farming nearly became a profitable business.
Back in 2007, a young carpenter registered a company ‘Ddc Contracts‘, to carry out a joinery business, along with ‘possibly’ his partner, LorraineContinue reading →
40 year-old Georgina Ray decided that the only possible reasonContinue reading →
The suppurating boil on the face of journalism, oozing vituperative stories, usually with a left-wing sting in the tail, that has been the internet agency Exaro, has, if one can believe a word that Mark Watts,Continue reading →
Hey oop! The media midges are on manoeuvres. Dive-bombing unsuspecting celebrity ankles; swarming with righteous innuendo; there is no escape from the garrulous gnats as they mix ‘tax avoidance’ with ‘tax evasion’ and tar every customer of theContinue reading →
It would seem self-evident that London and the UK is the world centre for laundering ill-gotten gains – house prices in London didn’t reach their current stratospheric heights as a result of decent honest businessmen competing to houseContinue reading →
There can be no sadder sight than a hot air ballon collapsing in ignominy. Speaking as someone who once spent some months working for a hot air balloon company, I know just how many hours go into stitchingContinue reading →
Shock, horror this morning amongst all the people who didn’t read the Forbes list of the 1549 wealthiest people in the world – Oxfam have used the top 85 to depress us further on #Blue Monday.
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Not since it was revealed that the Vatican’s financial advisor, Michele Sindona, was a Mafia connected crook who had embezzled 20 million quid of the Holy Father’s piggy bank has there been such a catastrophic financial insultContinue reading →
Can I pose a question to you? When you go to fill up your car, do you search out the most expensive petrol to buy? No?
Surely you have a moral duty to do so? YouContinue reading →
Oyez. Oyez. Oyez.
Hear-ye. Hear-ye. Hear-ye.
Hear me. Hear me. hear me.
Insofar as, Starbucks having been declared to be Tax Avoiders by the Court of Planet Mars, i.e., the Marsupial Court, and failing to note that they may or may notContinue reading →
Those evil Rouge Landlords.
They’re at it again, terrorising tenants up and down the land.
At least in the imagination of anti-landlord campaigners.
Unfortunately, when Shelter did some research to tryContinue reading →
Welcome to both regulars and those new to The Raccoon Arms. Pick a pint of your favourite tipple (unless that happens to be wine or single malt in which case that might be a tad over the top)Continue reading →
As I understand the current economic situation, we’re not part of the Euro so we should be able to ride out it’s demise better than others.
But we have to be able to react to theContinue reading →
Ever behind the curve, I read an article a couple of weeks ago about Nassim Nicholas Taleb. This is a bit late in the day, because he has some very important things to say,Continue reading →
This is a 10 minute clip of a conversation about the blocking of ‘unacceptable’ material on the Internet, on Radio 4′s You and Yours. It highlights some of the relevant questions quite well.
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The graph above is classic Eoin Clarke: propaganda for credulous boneheads.
Take a statistic.
Find a way that simplifies and distortsContinue reading →
We have a new experiment.
Monsieur François Hollande est Le Président de la République.
The most immediate effect is that we all haveContinue reading →
Ken Livingstone has been a little excoriating about bankers and other rich people avoiding what he thinks should be their taxes:
THESE rich bastards just don’t get it…No one should be allowed toContinue reading →
Flippin’ ‘Eck and his chums are working their way through the world choosing Countries for Scotland to aspire to imitate.
As the selected paragons fall over one by one, ‘EckContinue reading →
We’re in the middle of a small orgy of kneejerk (or jerk-kneeing, if you prefer) bashing of bankers with self-inflated banker-bonkers, and not a few people trying to keep theContinue reading →
Mark Zuckerberg had it all. Most successful social media company in the world. Umpteen-billionaire in his 20s. Beautiful girlfriend. And presumably a Philippe Starck Lemon Squeezer.Continue reading →
I saw something the other day, something utterly unremarkable in its banal common sense:
“Give tax breaks to manufacturing businesses in areas of high unemployment”
I mean, it’s obvious, isn’t it? WhenContinue reading →
As Sepp Blatter put it:
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