Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Eleven rapists and hundreds of other sex offenders 'let off with cautions'
Eleven rapists and hundreds of other self-confessed sex offenders have been let off with cautions over the past five years in one police force area alone, figures show.

(but you'll get a £1000 fine and a tag for selling a goldfish to a minor)

Fiddling those smoking figures again
Anti-smoking campaigners' use of statistics has become ever wilder

How to Survive The Three Most Imminent Disasters of 2010-2012
Needless to say, I'm delighted to see my book surge to #2!

But what pleases me even more is the fact that more investors are finally learning how to take urgently-needed steps to prepare for THREE major disasters — and profit opportunities — dead ahead

Banks to face 'excess profits tax' to help governments around the world raise cash
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering plans for an 'excess profits tax' on banks worldwide to raise cash in the wake of the financial crisis, it was reported today.

The IMF is expected to recommend the tax as a means of raising significant sums of money from the banking sector without dramatically affecting the work of the financial system.

It will sit alongside a global levy on bank balance sheets as the grip tightens on the sector following the mammoth bail-outs seen during the meltdown

Good riddance to this rotten Parliament
There will be no weeping, wailing or gnashing of teeth when this Parliament finally croaks its last. Nor will there be any mourners around its death-bed.
Rarely - if ever before - in this nation's history has a Parliament earned so much contempt and scorn from the people it is supposed to represent.
I have been reporting at Westminster for just a few months short of half a century and never, during that time, has there been such a backlash of fury from the British voting public.


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