Britain Must Frack For Gas Or Be The Country With No Beer

The link between the necessity for Britain to get on with fracking for natural gas underneath Liverpool and the risk of our becoming the...

Clean Clothes’ Absurd Demand For Bangladeshi Minimum Wage Rise In The Garment Factories

We'd all like poor people to be richer. The important question is how do we make them richer? Do we follow the tried and...

Roseanne And The $2 Million a Character Tweet

A, somewhat belated, thought: Perhaps if the price of a single repulsive tweet is now somewhere north of $100 million the good old US of...

Food Will Rot At Ports Without A Brexit Deal

Reuters reports that a no-deal Brexit will lead to catastrophic effects. It quotes British Retail Consortium chairman Richard Pennycook: “Failure to reach a deal –...

Saving 17,000 Paper Coffee Cups Costs £250,000 Pounds – Bargain, Eh?

A delightful little example of the flat out idiocy of parts of the environmental movement here. Varied gussets are getting twisted in the war...

Can You Offer A Three Year Tenancy Or Can You Demand One?

There's something of a difference between being able to offer a longer and more secure tenancy and a tenant being able to demand a...

Don’t Forget, What Stagecoach Has Lost The Taxpayer Has Gained On The East Coast...

A reasonable enough contention is that if someone has just lost money then someone else, elsewhere, has just made money. This is something which...

Odd And Interesting – Nils Pratley And The Guardian Support PFI Projects Now

Isn't is just lovely and wondrous how principles change dependent upon circumstances. Why, it's almost as if they're not principles at all, isn't it?...

Weird From The FT – Who Should Pay For Heathrow If Not The Passengers?

The Financial Times has a very strange piece worrying about who is going to pay for the Heathrow expansion to a third runway and...

Amazon Will Be Pleased – Scotus Allows States To Insist Upon Online Sales Taxes

For the early years of Amazon's existence it was just fine with the idea - and the law - that it didn't have to...