Sunday, July 12, 2009

Equality in Politics

Gender, race, religion... all the diversity and equality arguments over representative cabinets would go away if the cabinet was any good.

Ah, I see why they're all kicking off again.

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Vain Indications of Recovery

You know you're looking at a headline desperate for positive signs in the economy when it reads: "Number of profit warnings 'fall'". Since it is the lowest figure since Q2 2003 it doesn't really give much away in itself apart from expectations are more realistic than they have been for six years.

After a year of economic correction, company profit projections finally have license to be closer the mark unlike boom-time where if you're not hitting stupidly high levels then the market cripples your share price.

What would be great is if we did move to more conservative estimates where so greed doesn't force us down the wrong alley again. Wishful thinking isn't the word.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A Load of Balls

Just in case I need to remind myself why a person like Ed Balls should be kept as far away from power as possible:

Outright lies

Disinviting [sic] the local MP from a school