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Category Archives: Industrial Class Irony

Sometimes… they ARE all the same

by Marrick on January 25, 2014

UKIP voters often cite amongst their reasons: "I’m fed up with politicians, they’re all the same". So instead they vote for a former Conservative Party member, who is the son of an alcoholic stock broker, went to public school and became a commodity broker for Drexel Burnham Lambert, then Credit Lyonnais Rouse. In his first […]

Banks eh? Doncha just love ‘em?

by Marrick on May 2, 2012

This week, Halifax##Q##s standard variable rate (SVR) increases from 3.5% to 3.99%, hitting 850,000 customers. Co-op SVR##Q##s up 0.5% points to 4.74% and Clydesdale/Yorkshire from 4.59% to 4.95%. RBS##Q##s One account jumps 0.25% points to 4%. Did I miss something? Has the bank rate jumped? No? So how come they##Q##re blaming the "increased cost of […]

We need to talk about Kevin: a grim, unfulfilling experience. For some.

by Marrick on January 18, 2012

I went to see "We need to talk about Kevin" on Monday night at Swansea Uni. The cinema was full of tweedy, intense people looking to engage anyone within earshot in a conversation about "the message" Shriver was trying to convey with her story, the startling cinematography, particularly the face in the bowl of water […]