• My £3,456.96 Honda CRX III "Del Sol" Ca. 1996

    £3,456.96 Honda "Del Sol" 1996

    Basic car £1,050, plus another £2,406.96 on various bits and pieces and labour: MOT fail type stuff ABS sensors (salvage) - £100.00 Rear... Read more

    Posted on 24 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Fender Was Guilty of What, Exactly?

    From The Guardian: The guitar maker Fender has been fined £4.5m for price fixing by the UK's competition watchdog as part of its clampdown on the musical... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2020 DEBATE
  • The State/private Divide

    Anecdote: I was with the Ukippers at Westminster several years ago, lobbying our MPs. When it was finished, we discussed what we were doing next and I told... Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2020 DEBATE
  • "One in Five UK Businesses ‘financially Stressed’, Says KPMG"

    From Accountancy Today: One in five UK businesses are "financially stressed", according to new research from KPMG's restructuring practice. Read more

    Posted on 20 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Killer Arguments Against LVT, Not (478)

    KLN: "Valuations and collection will be a very complicated." Well, firstly, no they won't. We can get 90% of the way to Land Value Tax by tweaking Council Tax... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2020 DEBATE
  • "How to Win Back Northern Voters" by Keir Starmer

    From City AM: Meanwhile, the start of Labour’s leadership contest has revolved around winning back Northern voters, with candidates scuttling to distance... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2020 DEBATE
  • FlyBe Nonsense

    This sounds like utter guff to me The number of passengers it carries pales by comparison with better-known budget... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Killer Arguments Against LVT, Not (477)

    From City AM: Transport for London (TfL) is considering funding the £3.1bn Bakerloo line extension with a tax on landowners. Read more

    Posted on 14 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Daily Mail on Top Form

    From The Dail Mail: Helen Hancock, 39, was found dead alongside 48-year-old company director Martin Griffiths at a property in the upmarket village of Duffield... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Shit PR by Boeing

    From The Evening Standard: Planes giant Boeing was humiliated on Friday after hundreds of internal emails showed staff fraught with concerns over possible desig... Read more

    Posted on 12 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Fun With Numbers - Worked Example

    Re my earlier post, here is a worked example showing how you can use the quadratic formula approach to work out what non-decimal base a calculation is in. Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Fun With Numbers

    I have been thinking about bases other than decimal (such as binary) and quadratic equations. These are normally treated as separate topics, but there are... Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Fun With Numbers

    From City AM: ... thanks to a concerted push to appeal to younger buyers, the 111-year-old company has managed to bring the average age of its clientele down... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Killer Arguments Against LVT, Not (476)

    Andrew Carey left the following comment under yesterday's post about why replacing Business Rates (and other taxes on businesses) with LVT would help get... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2020 DEBATE
  • That's the Spirit! (fixing the High Street)

    Emailed in by Lola from Ipswich Star: The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, in Buttermarket, Ipswich, looks set to be the latest national brand exiting the town. Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2020 DEBATE
  • "Cats"

    I only go to watch films which get bad reviews because nine times out of ten I am pleasantly surprised and come out thinking "It wasn't that bad, really". Read more

    Posted on 02 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Hypothecated Bequests

    Everybody is piling in with their opinions on this story. From an economics/accounting stand point, those schools are stupid for turning down the bequests, whic... Read more

    Posted on 01 January 2020 DEBATE
  • Can Someone Explain Australia?

    Someone Explain Australia?

    OK. First up, it's a cute song, and I've nothing against seeing some of Ms Minogue. But... here's the things they show in the ad:- - beaches - sports - bit of... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2019 DEBATE
  • An Objective Analysis

    In the spirit of togetherness as befits the season of goodwill to all men I thought it might be timely to assess and complement out soon to be our ex (hopefully... Read more

    Posted on 29 December 2019 DEBATE
  • What If It's Everyone Else That is Right?

    From Sky News The head of the Lake District National Park Authority in Cumbria says the rugged landscape excludes too many people and must change to attract a... Read more

    Posted on 29 December 2019 DEBATE