Category Archives: christmas

How did Christmas go viral?

  When Joseph and Mary rocked up ap Bethlehem, it was to pay their taxes – no online submissions for them. They were looking for stable pricing for a night – what with Mary being pregnant – they got it … Continue reading

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2018 – goodbye and good riddance

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE WHO READS THIS BLOG 2018 was a mixed year for those looking for better pensions. On the plus side, we are finally getting auto-enrolment. The predicted increase in opt-outs didn’t happen, when member contributions tripled, we … Continue reading

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Financial Regulators aren’t carved out of stone – they need a merry Christmas too!

Financial Regulation seems a brutal business, impersonal and intimidating. Necessarily, a degree of formality is needed in one’s conduct on both sides.  I would not feel comfortable at the FCA’s Christmas party nor they at mine. But that does not … Continue reading

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E-Christmas Cards – a very rum idea if you ask me.

What do you do with e-christmas cards? They bother me. “E-Christmas card” is a misnoma, most of these e-thingies seem the product of the thought police who de-risk corporate communications. “Merry” is of course out – a whiff of intoxication … Continue reading

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Why I’m walking backwards for Christmas.

I saw a lady walking down London Wall this morning, what a sourpuss, I turned to her and tried to cheer her up “cheer up it’s Christmas” said I. She flicked me a V and walked off Continue reading

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