Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Work Programme-My experience

The UK Governments’ Work programme has hit the headlines this past week for failing miserably to achieve the targets set of it. The two biggest contractors hired to assist the unemployed into work, Ingeus and A4e (the latter was under

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Thank Nature for Winter!

All year round I look forward to Winter like most people look forward to the weekend. Seasonal depression effects aside, it’s a much more pleasing time of year for me practically, aesthetically, and just in general. With Summer, temperatures are

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Sex offenders, Ugandan anti-gay laws, and $10,000 worth of pennies-my top 5 stories of the week.

Hello and welcome to another edition of my top 5 news stories of the week! Every Sunday I talk a bit about the news stories that have caught my eye the most over the last week, and occasionally throw in

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A new, if temporary, peace in Gaza

Before I talk about the new ceasefire, I’d just like to thank all who read and currently follow this blog. This week I broke two small milestones-over 100 views and five followers. Thank you; you give the encouragement I need

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China’s new leaders: Why should we care?

Last week, China’s leadership changed peacefully for only the second time in sixty years. Xi Jinping, a so-called ‘princeling’ (i.e. descendant of a prominent or superior communist party official), is the new leader of the ruling party and has bought

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SAS hero jailed, hate cleric still at large, and millionaires who want to pay more-my top 5 news stories of the week

Welcome to this weeks edition of my top 5 news stories of the week, where you still won’t find a real mention of Jimmy Saville because I’m not a tabloid whore.¬†What I will talk about is Millionaires descend on Washington,

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Badger culling:An out-dated approach to bovine TB

After watching Panorama Monday evening, I felt compelled to look into the subject of badger culling and bovine TB, and have come up with the following: culling is an expensive solution for little benefit that could be easily avoided by

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