Tomlinson’s dishonest use of statistics

Credit where it’s due. Justin Tomlinson is consistent. He consistently attempts to mislead his electorate in relation to the employment situation in the town. Once again he is trying to con people by presenting the Job Seekers Allowance numbers as the unemployment level. Why does he continue...

In fact, this is the slowest UK ‘recovery’ ON RECORD

A second look at historic GDP data shows the current ‘recovery’ is the slowest on record (which extend back to 1830), rather than the slowest recovery in modern history, as we reported yesterday. This chart shows index numbers of recoveries in GDP from the bottom of each recession to...

Holocaust Memorial Day – Old Town Hall, Stratford

Yesterday I went to a Holocaust Memorial Day, ceremony organised by Newham Council which took place in the Old Town Hall in Stratford, E15.  The hall was packed with residents and pupils from local schools.  It began with a choir singing a specially composed song by Craig Murdoch,...

Shipload of Memories

I'M always a bit wary about stories that claim to be reporting "Jewish outrage" about something or other.  Not that Jews haven't the right to be outraged about anything. But too often the...

The slowest recovery in modern history slows down

GDP figures today disappointed expectations, with growth slowing for the second quarter in row, and increasingly departing already from the Office for Budgetary Responsibility forecast. In numbers: growth slowed to 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, from 0.7% in the third quarter. This defied city...

Debts that cannot be repaid

THE Greek people have elected the left-wing Syriza party into office, signalling they've had enough of imposed austerity and unemployment, and though the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn remains menacing in...

Committee on Workers Capital – Global Proxy Review 2014

Check out this report published last week by the Committee on Workers Capital (CWC).  The CWC has "over 200 members from 25 different countries, the CWC connects labour union organizations around the world to advance the responsible investment agenda on the global stage".  The Global...