The 5p “plastic bag charge” (only in effect in Wales… for the time being) is complete and utter insanity. Here are a few reasons, but there are doubtless many more: 1. The purported reason for the tax (which makes it illegal for companies to give away plastic bags at checkout, instead requiring them to charge [...]
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[WARNING: The following article contains images that some people may (and should) find disturbing. If you don't want to see fairly graphic images then stop reading now or scroll down with a soft touch] David Cameron has described Jimmy Carr as “Morally wrong” for allegedly paying as low as 1% on his income taxes thanks [...]
The Pirate Bay has been blocked, by Virgin Media at least, by court order. 1984 came late but it’s arrived. Anybody affected by this would do well to research VPN tunnels or Usenet. You can also still access The Pirate Bay through some of its mirror sites. Here’s one that’s working currently.
The following article was contributed by Hannah W. Let me start this by making a confession. I hate cyclists. In my opinion they are lycra-clad menaces to other road users and pedestrians. I even have some dodgy statistics to back up my argument, for example: did you know that deaths amongst cyclists increased by 7% [...]
NB, I am not Davy. Not exactly sure what prompted it, but good golly is George Monbiot not mincing any words about his thoughts on Libertarianism over at the Guardian. Sadly, all we get is a horrible collection of misrepresentation, straw-man arguments, demagoguery, and outright misunderstanding of basic Libertarian principles. Let’s take this a bit [...]
Much talk in the mainstream media of late has concerned itself with the issue of tax evasion. Politicians promise to “crack down” on it and pundits and commentators smile and nod their heads. What’s more worrying, however, are the normal everyday people–many of them self described liberals–who froth at the mouth at big corporations or [...]
Decimation of the NHS… would be a bit more than three times the number of jobs the NHS is really cutting!
NB, I am not Davy Apparently NHS may shed 53,150 jobs, according to the anti-cuts organisation False Economy. Many mainstream media outlets have picked up on this report, presumably because it is a much scarier sounding, and therefore more exciting, figure than the Royal College of Nursing’s figure of 27,000. And it is scary, right? [...]