Monthly Archives: July 2011

A plurality of villains

I am really hacked off at the Government for referring Mr Murdoch’s bid to pick up the other 60% of BSkyB to the Monopolies Commission. This kicks the issue into the long grass for a couple of years which is just … Continue reading

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Growing old angrily- Lou Reed at the Odeon

Image via Wikipedia My contribution to Gerontology this week is to bring you the news of the world’s angriest old age pensioner move over Victor- Lou Reed is the real deal. Seated at the Hammersmith Apollo I observed the serried ranks of baby boomers … Continue reading

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Could we find a truly independent financial adviser?

The Playpen met for lunch as they do every first Monday of the month to discuss a question posed to us by Paul Bradshaw- serial entrepreneur and the inventor (according to Alan Smith) of the £50,000 pa PEP. In attendance Bill … Continue reading

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Pension Play Pen- a bribery free zone

Here’s the song we’ll be singing to the hospitality enclosure at Henley today Have you read the Bribery Act – oh-oh oh-oh? Have you read the Bribery Act – no-oh no-oh? Have you read the Bribery Act? You’re illegal and … Continue reading

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