Category: Economy

Why I’m against Universal Basic Income

Recently the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has gained a lot of traction in Left circles in the UK, with calls for Jeremy Corbyn to adopt it and try and make it...

TSB is nobody’s local bank

I’m one of the people who’s been “bumped” from Lloyd’s Bank to the new TSB, a spin-off set up because the EU decided that Lloyds/TSB was too big after getting a government subsidy. The...

Minimum wage undermined by fake self-employment

Self-employed business opportunity? No thanks | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian This article exposes something I have had personal experience of in the past year, which is proper jobs (usually...

Demo report

So, I made it to the demonstration yesterday, as I had arranged to meet Riven Vincent who wanted someone to walk with her. I got there late because I was delayed leaving home and...

On new unemployment laws and student protests

I read today that the government are proposing new legislation that would bring in supposedly new restrictions on people who are on Jobseeker’s Allowance, in which people who refuse work or “community service” will...

My reward for being a good customer

I’d forgotten that I’d been on Borders’ mailing list, which happened after I agreed to fill in some sort of survey after buying a book in the Kingston branch. I got various mailshots which...

Borders UK goes into administration

BBC News - Borders bookshops in the UK go into administration Yet another big British retailer is on the verge of going bust. Borders was another victim, like Zavvi, of the Woolworth’s bankruptcy; they...