Monthly Archives: August 2010

Unnecessary clutter on the roads 3

When there’s an economic crisis, a lengthy leadership contest for the Labour and an intense debate about the future of the welfare state (to name just three things), it could be considered surprising that the coalition government is concerning itself with a relatively minor aspect of Britain, such as road signs. However, it could also […]

One year on – Al Megrahi and the anger of the U.S. 3

On August 20th, 2010, it was the one year anniversary of the release of Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi. He was the man sent to prison for the bombing of Pan-Am flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21st, 1988. There has been plenty of controversy about this decision on both sides of […]

Schools without pupils remain open

Today, this BBC news article was published which gave details of two schools still open in Wales, despite them having no pupils. This is in addition to the school in Carmarthenshire that was widely reported in the news earlier this month. In an era where cuts and savings have to be made, this situation has […]

Should Sir Philip Green lead a spending review?

Something that has dominated the news is the government wanting to make public spending cuts and generally improve efficiency. The following is from this Reuters article: “The three-month old coalition, which has pledged an immediate 6.2 billion pounds of savings this year ahead of a wider review due to report in October, is seeking cuts […]