Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Daley Dozen: Thursday

1. Heresy Corner on why Britain is turning into Poundland.
2. Tory Politico on the dangers to Britain's AAA rating.
3. Mark Reckons interviews Esther Rantzen. Cyril.
4. Tom Harris in Harriet Harman is wrong shocker.
5. Adam Boulton on how the EU is banning Foreign Ministers.
6. Liberal Conspiracy nominates the most bigoted candidate in Britain.
7. Danny Finkelstein says Liam Byrne for Labour leader!
8. Kerry McCarthy on twittering.
9. Walaa Idris on a not so special relationship.
10. Glyn Davies says he's not the bloody same as Lembit. So there.
11. Constantly Furious on the luck of the Irish.
12. Charlotte Gore is naughty and nice.


ItsFairComment said...

"Carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for in some European countries, up to 90pc of all market activity with criminals pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn) mainly in Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency."

Constantly Furious said...

My first Daley link - and on my birthday. Hurrah!!!

mutleythedog said...

I have never made a link here - and for once I have a serious issue...

Iain Dale said...

What is your blog's domain? I cant work out which one you mean from your Blogger profile.

trevorsden said...

Re the PBR
various newspapers point out that
"According to the institute, his plan to increase National Insurance contributions will actually hit anyone earning more than £14,000, and not £20,000 as the Treasury had said. "

Do not know the mechanism of this but on top of the pay back of benefits after the election, Darlings efforts look increasingly miserable.

Thought Portillo was good dealing with the global warming creep on 'This Week'

mutleythedog said...

javelin said...

I made the point yesterday that the rating agencies have been put under pressure by the Government. They will only downgrade our status if their credibility starts to take a battering.

They hold a huge amount of political power. Can they really be objective about a country that regulates them. Markets need to start making their own minds up.

I worked on credit derivatives and have now moved onto real time risk at the one global bank that didn't buy into the "debt group think".

I'm begining to think the agencies need to start considering down grading Uk gilts with the option of revising it after the next budget / election.