Monthly Archives: June 2010

We should be shipbuilding..


I worry for the happiness of Britain- especially for those who are and will be out of work over the next few years.
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Lady Lucy- Pension Playpen trips Friday and Sunday


Days on the river at Henely Friday July 2nd and Sunday July 4th Continue reading

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The new consensus on when we can retire (via Henrytapper’s Blog)


Time like an ever-flowing stream. Bears all its sons away; They fly forgotten as a dream Dies at the break of day. Well time as a stream is a good analogy and I am sitting in the Millstream at Hurley … Continue reading

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The new consensus on when we can retire


It is only a matter of time for sponsors to have their Damascan moment and suggest to their trustees that a flexible retirement age is equally applicable to working practices and the payment of pensions Continue reading

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A letter from Nick Clegg on the eve of the budget


This is one of the hardest things we will ever have to do, but I assure you, the alternative is worse: rising debts, higher interest rates, less growth and fewer opportunities. Sorting out Labour’s mess will be difficult but it is the right thing to do.
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Big day coming up


This conversation appeared on my Facebook page today in response to a posting of a Telegraph article urging the Government to get stuck into unfunded public pensions. I’m not saying this is the kind of conversation that is going on … Continue reading

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England v Algeria


England could still qualify but what’s the point. Continue reading

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VAT: the sneakiest tax (via Men In Suits)


Sound article. Thanks Jeremy  I suppose the bedrock of any coalition must be the readiness to compromise. It is for that reason that the Lib Dems have had to swallow (among other things) the Tories’ aggressive cuts agenda and Michael Gove’s … Continue reading

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Alternative Ulster


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Vuvuzelas-let ‘em blow (via Henrytapper’s Blog)


South Africa's World Cup organising chief Danny Jordaan may ban vuvuzelas from inside stadiums after complaints from broadcasters and supporters. -BBC  The proposers for banning Vuvuzelas include Europeans who don't like having to play with the din of these high pitched horns- some members of the … Continue reading

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