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Did the Daily Telegraph just bring down the British government?...

You’ve got to hand it to the Telegraph, the famously right-leaning broadsheet has played its hand brilliantly over the past fortnight. The expenses scandal was a great story and they could have blown their wad all in one go, after all, the receipts were due to be released to the general public under the Freedom of Information Act. But instead of going for a one-off killer story, the Telegraph deftly laid out its devastating revelations piece by piece, ensuring that this bad news just wouldn’t blow over for the Prime Minister. Perhaps if the story lasted under a week he could have ridden it out, but this scandal has been at the top of the headlines for long...

posted on: Jun 3, 2009 | author: Lance

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