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Darling tells us what we already know: the economy is in big trouble...

“Economy at 60-year low, says Darling. And it will get worse.” So says The Guardian which also quotes the Chancellor as commenting, “People are pissed off with us.” Quite. The penny at last seems to have dropped, with Alistair Darling stating that the economic times faced by Britain and the rest of the world “are arguably the worst they’ve been in 60 years … And I think it’s going to be more profound and long-lasting than people thought.” Based on our independent assessment of the UK economy, we’d agree. In fact we’ve been predicting this perfect storm for some time. Yet again we come back to the simple question: Why, if a couple of hacks on this site and a handful of others around...

posted on: Aug 29, 2008 | author: Alex

Eat more lard, say lard makers

Sooner or later, when considering decisions about money, you will come across the Vested Interest. In fact it’s almost impossible to avoid them. A Vested Interest (VI for short) is a person, company or organisation that wants to get its views across in order to somehow influence the people who are reading, watching or listening to them. ‘VI’ may be used to decribe the entity itself or his/her/its viewpoint. Some VIs are obvious, some less so. I have a VI in writing this article. I’m hoping that if I make it interesting enough, and the information contained within it useful enough, more people will read it and so the traffic to this site will increase and hopefully at...

posted on: May 12, 2008 | author: Alex