I’d composed a long post on the New Economics Foundation’s proposals on a form of mutual finance scheme for public construction as a pensions solution, but it’s mysteriously disappeared. You can still get the document under “Downloads” below.Read More Sorry
If you have been paying attention, you might remember that a while back, several IRA Volunteers were arrested in Colombia of all places, where they were alleged to have been engaged in co-operation with the FARC. (Supposedly, the men had been testing weapons and equipment. At the time, the news aroused indignant denials from all…Read More UK/Colombia – a curious connection…
The BBC reports that the Pakistani embassy in Kabul has been sacked by a mob protesting about supposed Pakistani interference in Afghanistan. Worse, there have apparently been several frontier incidents between Pak and Afghan troops, including exchanges of fire. The Afghans have every reason to suspect and fear Pakistani machinations in their country – the…Read More This is all they – or we – need….
It would appear that the Foreign Affairs Select Committee report has let the Downing St Director of Strategic Communications, Alistair Campbell, aka Consultant Spin Doctor, “Riviera Gigolo”, hate figure of the Right, the Left, the Media and probably the church too, wannabe Scotsman, reformed alkie and all-round political thug off the charge of interfering with…Read More Memory, Forgetting, Alistair Campbell and Iraq
Has today resurfaced in The Guardian. Apparently, a Canadian pilot named Bob Strother recognised it in Conakry under a new Guinean registration (3X-GOM), where it is supposedly being used by local business interests. (Guardian report) According to the paper, “an American official in the region said this was the first he had heard of the…Read More That 727 story…..
Compare that heap of mad tosh with http://spewingforth.blogspot.com, an excellent US site blogging news on workers’ rights to protection from injury at work. This is a great example of a serious blog covering real live news that is insufficiently reported elsewhere. They’ve earned the right to a permanent Ranter link. Note – net dogs need…Read More Better blogging..
This lot sent me one of their articles today concerning the Bushes…the site is pretty good, and the name refers to the long-gone leftist movement in the 1890s in America. (A lesson – you can have left-wing populism too, not just Richard Littlejohn..) I’m considering giving them a permanent link and reposting the article, but…Read More www.populist.com – Margie Burns
We now have comments again, courtesy of Enetation.co.uk.Read More Announcement
The deaths of the 6 military policemen in al-Amara have pointed up just how dangerous and – especially- unpredictable Iraq has become. Despite the weird, heroic old-empire nature of the incident – the last stand in the police station against a thousand-strong armed mob – it shows yet again how politically and technically poor the…Read More Reconstruction and Security in Iraq