From the daily archives:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Austerity is served up on a silver platter at the Lord Mayor’s dinner

June 20, 2013

Date: Wednesday June 19th, 2013 Event: The Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers and Merchants Venue: Mansion House, London Dress Code: Black Tie Keynote Speaker: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne George Osborne stated at the Lord Mayor’s banquet for bankers and merchants that, “Britain has left intensive care” – looking at this bulbously grand […]

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Songs To Lean and Sing Golden Years #8: 1978

June 20, 2013

Charlie East-West’s posting of Van Halen’s Eruption as part of instrumental week a few  days back, saw 1978 become the 8th year to have had 20 songs posted.  The other years in order of reaching this milestone are: 1967, 1969, 1980, 1977, 2011, 1979 and 2012. 1978 is the fourth year from the punk/new wave […]

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George Osborne’s Loadsamoney Economics

June 20, 2013

As the news broke this morning that bankers’ bonuses had soared to record levels in April as the government’s cut in the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p came into effect, the image of Harry Enfield’s Loadsamoney character entered my head. That tasteless, braying, ostentatious charactature could easily morph from a late […]

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