Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cut-Price fines?

City Index, the firm of ex tory treasurer Michael Spencer, has been fined £490,000.00p by the FSA.
Apparently a new computer registered plusses as minusses to result in some very dodgy accounts!
The fine, the FSA point-out, should have been £700,000.00p, but was reduced by 30% for a quick settlement!

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Even the revenuers are in trouble, the tax office is being ‘investigated’ by The National Audit Office over the Vodaphone £6,000,000,000.00p saga. I wonder who will ‘investigate’ them?

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Targets?

Public debt ever rises and in (vain) attempts to counter it the revenuers begin to get nasty. Where to strike first? Big business? Tax-avoiders?
No. The first to start getting spurious ‘bills’ are…
Pensioners!
(Mail)
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James Bond and Sherlock Holmes; two of the greatest fictional character ever imo.
Two present-day authors have been given the task of ‘resurecting’ them in forthcoming books – Jeffrey Deaver will write ‘Carte Blanch’ – a new James Bond novel and Anthony Horowitz will write a Sherlock Holmes book to be published around September.
Mr. Horowitz does the Midsomer Murders stuff – mmmm…they tend to send Mrs Condor to sleep?? And Daniel Craig is a fine actor but I’m not sure he’s ‘James Bond’. Mind you, who is there to follow Sean’s spot-on portrayal?
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It’s nice to see umpteen mainly elderly folk being re-imbursed by a major bank. Yep, £60,000,000.00p must be returned as compensation for a dodgy investment scheme. A huge sum in most eyes, but a mere bagatelle for a massive bank.
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A job?

There are not many of those about so perhaps a few articles on making a job of your own might be usefull.
Making money is what it’s all about and these days that isn’t easy – in fact it’s nigh-on impossible. But for those wishing to read about the initial process (from one actually doing it!) check-out the ‘Starting a Business’ tab above.
Borrowing £500,000.00p is one way to start – but I prefer the start from literally nothing.
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Reality!

At first glance the news (mail) that ‘entrepreneur’ Emma Harrison and her ‘successful’ company A4e are to (literally!) rid the country of unemployment within five years, seemed good. A five-minute delve online revealed however that the ‘firm’ is government funded, yet they publish a ‘turnover’ figure (£190,000,000.00p) for 2010?? Mmmm, the Price of a job eh?

‘Private’ companies operating (again literally) within the nhs are also in the news (Mail). Bisto for some eh?

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If you’re into or thinking about running a cafe on the high-street think again – Sainsbury’s are getting into it nationally so the little-people will soon be forced out. Will everything, one day, be owned and run by the big supermarkets? That seems to be their agenda! Never mind – more customers are on the way Emma…every cloud…

A must read this morning!

Littlejohn. I need write nothing else really.
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There’s quite a bit of ‘public’ squabbling:
Van Rumpole, or whatever his name is, wants the GB budget to be approved by the eu…expect a few brilliant new Farage videos at youtube!
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…and ladies, many of whom, for years, have fought tooth and nail for equality (with men) can breath a sigh of victory!
Soon you’ll be retiring at 65 like us – well done!
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Boris says he’ll install driverless tube-trains…why not, they’ve had ’em for years in other countries.
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A tankfull of petrol is a tankfull of petrol. But now you need about 70 of our ever value-losing pounds to buy one!
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Not to mention baccer at nearly ten quid!!!!!
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Saga?

I’m rather glad, today, that I’m not on that Saga cruise ship! Such holidays sound good but …pirates!… erm, no, not my idea of fun!
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And 5,000 people queue for 100 job vacancies at Southampton Airport.
Mmmm…mind you, being a bin-man or a tube-train driver does, it seems, suggest that some work is lucrative…and, at the beeb older folk only work a few days a month…
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Good job?

It takes me all me time to sell an inner-tube, at a profit, these says so I don’t envy the Portugese salesmen. They going to sell 1,250,000,000 Euro’s of debt. ???

And, apparently, Britons don’t worry about debt until they are bogged-down with about £16,000.00p of it. (Not including mortgage)
They used to say if you had half a million pounds of debt you had a problem, but if you had ten million pounds of debt…your bank has a problem!

Well hidden!


Archaeologists have discovered a 6,000 year-old wine-making plant in a remote cave in Armenia.
It’s nice to know they had priorities right even in those days! Why remote though? Mind you – the tax rates on booze might have been suicidal then too!
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