Tag Archives: Crisis

Are pensions in crisis?


There has been talk of late of pensions in crisis. Infact the opposite may be true. Pensions may finally be getting back on their feet. News that the retired tycoon – Philip Green has made a voluntary contribution of £363m … Continue reading

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Property (and who owns it)


Something out of nothing Two distantly related matter are troubling me this morning. The first is the ownership of intellectual property and the second the ownership of a shower cubicle. Let me talk about the shower cubicle first. I was … Continue reading

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All that I admire


The main point of volunteering for Crisis at Christmas is to ease the pain of being homeless at this time of the year. But it also gives 11,000 people the chance to get to know each other without any of … Continue reading

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A tale so sad I cried writing it down


    I had my Christmas lunch with Brian. Brian is homeless. He is 69. He will not use hostels or night-shelters as this would mean mixing with people who drink. He does not drink as his family was a … Continue reading

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Sobriety at Christmas


Crisis at Christmas Most of my 55 Chistmas’ have been “merry”, to the point of self-indulgence. This Christmas I am discovering that for other people, “merry” is a hard-earned word. Last night I saw people coming into Crisis At Christmas’ Bermondsey … Continue reading

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