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Green Party policy would hit the poor

by Marrick on January 28, 2015

It seems that the flagship policy of a Citizen’s Income is in tatters. See the Guardian article for more details, but in a nutshell: the Citizen’s Income Trust (CIT), a much cited body by the Greens has modelled the policy. The net result is more than one in three households would be losers. “The trust’s […]

Shut it, fatty–this is an intelligent debate

by Marrick on March 6, 2012

I don’t very often rage at the telly: living-room rage is even worse for the heart than its road equivalent. This is mostly because there are far more opportunities for outrage coming from the goggle-box than anything my fellow motorists ever do. Last night, however, I had a little tantrum at an incident broadcast on […]

Why should the BBC pay its own way?

by Marrick on July 10, 2010

There’s an idea being floated in the ranks of power that the BBC should be made to pay its own way. The concept is that through its own endeavours, the BBC should fund its activities and perform as a commercial organisation would have to. I disagree and I’ll tell you why. If the BBC had […]