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Economics | The Robin Hood Tax

Money - Seeing the future

Eurozone crisis

You have probably heard of the Eurozone crisis now and have perhaps heard of the so called Robin Hood Tax (Financial transactions Tax) that many European leaders think is the answer. Someone said I explain complex problems simply; I’ll have a go! Is this the answer to the world’s economic problems? (more…)


Derby Day

The Leathern Bottle

I’ve used a photograph of the pub to begin this blog. I took a few photographs on the day I took this one and took this on my way home through the car windscreen! It’s not a typical English pub, but one of the oldest at just over 500 years since it was first established. It used to have a workshop at the back and was a coaching Inn. The workshop made parts for guns and they went by coach to the gun makers of Birmingham. The coaches regularly got robbed by that famous highwayman Dick Turpin who was said to be a regular in the ‘Sign of the Bottel’ as it was known then. He was eventually caught and they tried to hang him but he jumped from the gallows and committed suicide rather than give them the satisfaction. Nice one; Dick… (more…)


Exploding alarm clocks and killer cucumbers

Exploding Alarm Clocks!

Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks detonated at Ikea furniture stores in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, Belgian authorities said on Tuesday.The explosions in stores in the Belgian city of Ghent, Lille in northern France and Eindhoven in The Netherlands caused no damage or injuries. (more…)