Member Since: 23rd Jan 2003
1st Nov 2019
Due to political correctness and pandering to the Easily Offended, the police seem to have the resources to tackle everything except crime these days.
11th Oct 2019
I think Amanda's hinting we should get off our posteriors generally and get out more. That idea has wider application than what's under discussion here.
29th Aug 2019
As the song goes: "it's a Barnum and Bailey world"....
9th Aug 2019
"VAT is a regressive tax".
Beloved of the EU, of course.
Perhaps with a successful Brexit, your wish may come true. Our powers-that-be will probably retain some kind of sales tax, however.
My big beef has always been with employers NI - truly a "tax on jobs".
12th Jun 2019
Looks like another fillip for the mental-health-and-stress-in-the-workplace-consultancy-industry.
I wonder what's next?
7th Jun 2019
All this is before we even consider the never-ending clamour for "equality and diversity" in the profession.
24th May 2019
And next weeks extract from Socialist Worker is....
You really have to smile when politicians witter on about "social mobility" then in the next breath its "tax the rich". I'm from a working-class background - never had a problem. But then, I'm one of the CIMA/CGMA riff-raff, so perhaps its different for me.
“It is imperative that businesses must do more than just pay lip service to diversity and inclusion and start taking real action.”
Maybe they think such lip service will give them a quiet life, so they can get on with really important things like running their operations effectively, with people selected entirely on merit.
Strikes me its politicians and teachers influencing the rising generation and putting this guff into their heads with class/racially loaded language that are the real issue.
22nd May 2019
Those blo££y silly happy-clappy MTD ads which are currently airing on radio are fostering these beliefs. They make it all sound so simple and push-buttony.
3rd May 2019
I look forward to the condemnation of the phrase "pale, male and stale".
And the condemnation of quotas.
And the condemnation of all-female MP shortlists.
(Regarding the latter, we've seen recent instances that picking MP's solely on the contents of their underwear is not necessarily a good thing).
3rd May 2019
The New Holy Trinity: