Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Alun's new blog has slightly motivated me to try to get to blogging on a regular basis. I’ve been in a bit of a torpor – the demands of no 1 son are exhausting, to put it mildly! As well as trying to catch up with work – despite the recession there is lots of (unpaid) work for me to do. There is fortunately still a lot of paid work for me for the time being, even if I appear to be paying 200% tax (chiz) still i try to think of it as a compulsory saving system – I should get a lot back next January when extra money is always useful!.
Any way Aluns’ excuse is to improve writing – or at least to keep in the habit of writing. so I will try to maintain a presence, even if its just a little writing everyday.
And because I enjoy lists here is the list of things I need to di:
Carthage CBM Report
Syrian Pottery report
Introduction to Hayton
Horningsea volume proofing
Berlin workshop writeup
that should be doing for now…
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Off are beginning to moan about CON-DEM policies before they are even properly proposed or debated. Politics eh. Not really in their interests for any form of this coalition to work. If labour believed in its duty to protect the most vulnerable, they would have done everything in their power to cobble together a coalition, getting the smaller parties on board first and then lining up the lib dems. But no, more important for labour ministers to line up their directorships etc. And now they discover democracy. They make me sicker, than anytime sine their disgraceful illegal oil war
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Well, for me there is good news – Jerry coming unexpectedly third means that I still have employment. Although the bad news is that there is much more likely to be a double dip recession with the public spending cuts occurring this year, rather than later, on top of the massive cuts already hitting the local government sector.
It was very interesting watching and reading the reactions of friends to the left and the right. Hopefully we may now remember that we are a parliamentary system – and with such small majorities we can look forward to more negotiation and better thought out laws, and indeed somewhat less of the knee jerk changes in direction which so bedevilled new labour, especially with respect to the NHS and education. How much money has been loss to fruitless reorganisation?
There is now a lot of debate about how lib dems have given us a Tory government. Well they haven’t they have given us a Tory – lib dem government. not as progressive as one would like, but better than a Tory – unionist one surely? Frankly seeing how quick off the mark the political core of labour were to diss a ‘progressive alliance’ and in fact seeing that political core preferring to fight in opposition rather than in power rather reminded me what I hate most about New labour. They are more interested in their jobs than that of their core support.