I bet a few of you woke up this morning grateful that you don't live in Cyprus . Okay, so it's a crafty way of grabbing a few bob from the funny money that emanates in Russia and its environs , but why on earth does the wee man get clobbered as well ?
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
Ho hum , another budget , coming up on Wednesday . From speaking to people it is that there is total apathy . Totally understandable because we expect taxes to go up across the board and the business community expects life to become more complicated.
The $64,000 question rears its head once again. In short the answer is "no you cannot" . Aha , I hear you say in response , as you lift your index finger to object - we all know somebody who started out as a beancounter and does a great job of winning new clients.
The only news publication I voluntarily subscribe to is the venerable magazine that goes by the name of The Economist. It has squarely aimed at a certain type of person with a certain type of mindset and most definitely a certain type of bulge in their wallet .
Once I got the giggles out my system , after hearing the learned judge's outburst in the Vicky Pryce perjury trial , I pondered the matter and realised that trial by jury is not unlike the witches ordeal of old.
Following last month's tete a tete with our start apprentice he has now progressed to a wage increase. Yup , you heard correctly - a wage rise . I don't open my pursestrings without soudn reason but he's pulled his socls up and stopped bugging me crazy.
So Shergar has finally surfaced . The current thinking is that the horsemeat in burgers (horsegate?) is a matter of label fraud. Where there's fraud there's an auditor . Presumably the invoices reflected the lower cost of horse meat as opposed to beef.
So man's best friend is once again the subject of Whitehall's attention . I wonder how much of the pond life that thinks owning a dog is a status symbol for terrorising the public, will be queuing up to register their 4 legged weapons.
Let me begin by thanking all of you who voted me as blogger of the year . Humbling to say the least , especially as I only came on board during the year. Now to business .
So a couple of hundred homes will be bulldozed to benefit 100s of thousands of people . Not that one makes light of the personal anguish suffered by those in the path of HS2 but let's get a sense of proportion here.