Wonky Wilko – service with a scowl
Everybody knows Wilkinson’s as a good value home wares chain – indeed the store shouts out its good value with stand barkers proclaiming “Great Value” ” Great Price” and their strapline is “The home of family value.” But not for the first time in the Aylesbury branch of this chain at the weekend did […]
It’s the economy, stupid!
Call me Dave The Banks and speculators left us bankrupt with over £300 Bn having gone directly in support to the UK banking sector and in QE increasing money supply to banks since 2008. Labour coped well in stabilising country / world since 2008. So much money is being wasted by this government in its […]
Face off Facebook
Facebook has gotten nothing but grief since going public last month and now a user poll is adding to the misery with more evidence that their ads don’t work and user engagement is going down. After its 100 Bn. Dollar which saw Mark Zuckerberg become the 23rd richest person in the world and […]
Fred the Shredded
The artist and financial genius formerly known as “Sir Fred” Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed. Mr Goodwin, who was heavily criticised over his role in the bank’s near-collapse in 2008, was given the honour by the Labour government in 2004. The Queen cancelled and annulled the title […]
Au revoir à l’euro?
It is not a goodtime to be one of the PIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the euro region countries that needed 256 billion Euros ($366 billion) in emergency aid to avoid default, may all see their debt loads exceed the size of their economies this year. The only one […]
Ireland – Where did the money go?
Fianna Fail Government sacked, now what? Well that is the €85bn question, the value of the “bailout” to the Irish economy from the IMF / ECB not to mention asset stripping Ireland’s “fund” for Public Sector pensions which is to be filleted as part of the IMF / ECB conditions. No doubt many in Ireland […]
A terrible default is born
Congratulations to Ireland on electing a new puppet Government. The election will not reduce the interest rate on its €80bn bailout by a quarter of a percentage point; it will not diminish the burden of the deficit by so much as an old Irish Punt (the pre-euro currency which rhymed with Bank Manager). It will […]
A letter to Symantec upon the renewal of Norton 360
A rare insight into the personal cyber world of DaithaiC Dear Norton Subscriptions Team, I like Norton 360 and would wish to renew as I think it is a good product which you have improved over the years. However I really have a problem with your marketing which comes across as being somewhat “smart ass” […]
HMV – A dead dog?
Consider this prime example of Grade A toe curling Corporate Guffitis; “I am a huge admirer of the HMV and Waterstone’s brands, which are renowned for their specialist positioning, passionate employees and unrivalled range authority, and it will be a privilege to lead the Group. We all know that these are highly competitive markets, […]
Robin Hood Tax
I’m grateful to my good buddy on the Blogosphere “The Girl in the Café” (see the site on my Blogroll under Blogs I Like) for the heads up on this excellent video on the Robin Hood Tax. The girl has one of the loveliest sites around and is, let us be honest, a bit of […]