down to see full list; previous
month's (July 2014) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st July 2014
way of explanation. The
term 'home business' consists of two words.
'Business' is the second one; it's there to
qualify and support the word 'home' and all
that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently,
we also list below, items which are of interest
and value to the home. Whether in its context
as an office or as a part of your family and
lifestyle but always
directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment
that running a business from home, in its entirety,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
Help for Gaza victims of terrorism begins
at the till. http://www.boycottisrael.org.uk/help-for-gaza-begins-at-the-till/
more being dragged into stamp duty tax trap.
invited to submit views on Flood Re scheme roll-out.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation
on proposed regulations to enable the Flood
Reinsurance Scheme ('Flood Re') to be introduced
in 2015. Flood Re is the approach that has been
adopted by Defra to address the availability
and affordability of flood insurance for domestic
properties located in areas where there is a
risk of flooding. It is intended to provide
support for householders over the next 25 years
while prices are adjusted to be more reflective
of risks, and risk management action is taken.
Defra is advising that members of the insurance,
property and mortgage sector should respond
to the consultation, as well as business owners
and individuals at risk of flood, and groups
representing interested parties such as tourism
organisations. The consultation closes on 16th
September 2014. (EnterpriseQuest)
broadband is 'too costly' claims watchdog.
to tackle costly rural delivery charges.
new app signal the end of costly roaming charges?
your USB drive at risk? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2711802/Is-USB-drive-risk-Invisible-fundamental-flaw-lets-hackers-computers-discovered.html
delivering the post to make ends meet. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/newsagents-turning-to-local-postal-deliveries-to-make-ends-meet-9640799.html
opportunists offering trips to war zone Ukraine
for £50. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2711728/Tourism-officials-offer-trips-war-zone-UKRAINE-50-includes-flak-jacket.html
What 'war zone'?
your business against divorce. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25928/protecting-business-divorce-cautionary-tale-garden-eden/
lessons from England's dismal failure at the
World Cup. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25914/sales-lessons-englands-dismal-failure-world-cup/
tools every freelancer should use to manage
their business. http://whodesigntoday.com/25-tools-every-freelancer-should-use-to-manage-their-business/
is not your life. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25922/work-life/
Defra announces funding worth £19 million
to 2,500 rural firms. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defra-awards-19-million-to-help-rural-businesses
More than 2,500 farms and forestry firms in
England will be awarded funding under the third
round of the Farming and Forestry Improvement
Scheme (FFIS), part of the Rural Development
Programme for England. The FFIS has provided
a total of more than £34 million to nearly
5,000 rural firms since its launch in 2011.
It is estimated that, in combination with industry
funding, this will support around 10,000 jobs.
The funding will be used by rural firms to purchase
equipment or make improvements to their efficiency
baggage chaos. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11001614/Gatwick-airport-baggage-chaos-holiday-makers-face-flying-without-luggage.html
So 'Yah, boo!' to the striking French. WE'VE
got a country managed by David Cameron, Theresa
May and The Scrote Office, who while on a photoshoot
of a dawn raid by immigration officers, let
in the extremist, Ebola. (British border
staff unprepared for Ebola: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/31/ebola-uk-border-airport_n_5636574.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D282503)
catch him and he'll be leaving without his Y-fronts",
assured the Government's pro-terrorist policy
unit, Tabloid Engerlandt.
of people taking in lodgers to supplement income
has almost doubled in recent years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711191/Number-people-taking-lodger-doubled-past-years-people-look-supplement-income.html
you too old for a credit card? http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/30/are-you-too-old-for-a-credit-card/
homes today are 700 square feet smaller than
those in 1924. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711257/The-space-age-long-way-How-family-homes-halved-size-700-square-feet-century.html
So much for 'progress'.
buyers only really care about a good mobile
volunteers could see £100 off their council
to get into affiliate marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/affiliatemarketing/fl/How-to-Get-Into-Affiliate-Marketing.htm?nl=1
calls for end to Israel's latest murder spree
- and sends along pro-terrorist supporters at
the same time. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/30/tory-mps-visit-israel-condemned-bad-timing
Meanwhile, both Britain and the US continue
to arm Israel as usual, while a pro-terrorist,
Conservative swivel-eyed loon provokes international
outrage by claiming that bombing children in
Gaza is comparable to Britain defending itself
during the Second World War. At the same time,
the silence from supposedly 'decent' Jewish
leaders from around the world, is deafening
- although, I'm told, many now live in fear
of reprisals from their own religious freaks
and extremists if they step out of line. All
very good news for British travellers, businesses
and business prospects: just keep the
passports as well-hidden as possible and pretend
you're from the 'colonies'. (Except Australia,
of course. Whose track record on thieving Abo
land and resources makes them natural American/British/Israeli
British business is flush with cash and set
for a spending spree. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10999143/British-business-is-flush-with-cash-and-set-for-a-welcome-spending-spree.html
Let's hope this helps corporate Britain pay
its smaller suppliers a little sooner. (Yes,
yes, flying pigs and all that . . .)
of small firms on the brink of shutting.
The benefits of supplying arms and propaganda
services to Israeli and Ukrainian terrorists
clearly haven't filtered through to the vast
majority of the British business community,
then? As usual.
'recovery' fails to halt SME closures. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/25906/economic-recovery-fails-halt-potential-sme-closures/
bills to be cut by £12 a year. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28559772#
at HM Revenue & Customs. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/30/strike-at-hm-revenue-and-customs
over thieving taxman. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710278/Outcry-taxman-s-plan-settle-debts-delving-people-s-bank-accounts-help-money.html
closes some Muslim individuals' and groups'
The bank gave the reason that these accounts
were outside its 'risk appetite'. No announcement
has been made yet, of the closure of accounts
linked to Israeli terrorism or its supporters
and the widespread consequences of the growing
wave of anti-Semitism across the world. (However
hard the pro-Israeli terrorist media and politicians
try to suppress such events.)
crackdown on illegal pirating sites. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/29/police-crackdown-on-illegal-pirating-sites/
hamstrings watchdog's powers to fine spammers.
No English court is going to deal with online
scam 'n spam; it might be coming from a Government
Minister, after all!
raking in millions by colluding with cowboys.
well-kept garden boosts property value by a
funniest-named homes for sale. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/10983604/Britains-funniest-named-homes-for-sale.html
latest trends influencing start-ups from around
the world. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-22449887
six subtle signals that could be damaging your
PR is dead: long live engaging content.
I keep my diesel car? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/green-motoring/10997571/Should-I-keep-my-diesel-car.html
Ten tax-free destinations for British ex-pats.
Start ups receive free advice from family and
friends worth £4,000. http://www.axa.co.uk/newsroom/media-releases/2014/little-things-mean-a-lot-to-start-ups-as-friends-and-family-offer-4000-pounds-worth-of-free-advice/
The average small business in its first
year of trading receives free support and advice
from family and friends equivalent to almost
£4,000 in paid hours, according to a survey
carried out by insurance provider AXA. The study
of 260 small business owners found that two
in five believed they would not have succeeded
in starting up without the support of family
and friends. The most frequently cited skills
offered by family and friends included administrative
support, IT support, and product or service
sampling and feedback. The research also found
that small business owners received on average
£871 in investment from family members
during their first year. (EnterpriseQuest)
is overvalued, warns IMF. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10996710/The-pound-is-overvalued-warns-the-IMF.html
insolvencies in steepest rise for four years.
poor to go bust. 300,000 people cannot afford
to declare themselves bankrupt. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2708325/Too-poor-bust-How-300-000-people-afford-525-fee-declare-bankrupt.html
The Government will be giving them business
start-up loans and retired bank managers to
declare them 'entrepreneurs', instead.
Act increases powers of HMRC. http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2356240/finance-act-granted-royal-assent
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been granted
controversial new powers under the Finance Act
2014, which received Royal Assent on 17th July.
Under the Act, HMRC can force taxpayers to pay
disputed tax in advance by applying new accelerated
payment rules, and recover tax owed directly
from taxpayers' bank accounts. Although restrictions
apply, concerns have been voiced over empowering
HMRC to recover tax directly. Commenting in
May 2014, Treasury Committee Chairman Andrew
Tyrie said: "This policy is highly dependent
on HMRC's ability to accurately determine which
taxpayers owe money and what amounts they owe,
an ability not always demonstrated in the past."
seeks views on the future of credit unions.
A new consultation has been launched by HM Treasury
seeking views from individuals, business and
representative bodies about the future of credit
unions. The purpose of the consultation is to
collect feedback about the credit union movement's
own 'vision' for its future, how Government
can help to achieve it, and what support can
be offered to the movement from the private
sector and wider society. In particular, the
consultation focuses on the potential for credit
unions to become more involved in providing
finance for local small and micro-enterprises.
The consultation will close on 1st September
Queen of (fewer) Shops. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2708500/Mary-Queen-fewer-Shops-Two-years-TV-guru-Portas-helped-12-towns-high-street-struggling.html
named and shamed over slow and costly wi-fi.
shoppers get a raw deal on fruit compared to
the Continent. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2709089/British-shoppers-raw-deal-fruit-compared-continent-claims-campaigner-calls-probe-supermarket-pricing.html
landlord's dos and don'ts. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140728-a-landlords-dos-and-donts
solar panels facing in the wrong direction.
intolerant, ignorant but very polite - how other
countries see Brits. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boozy-ignorant-intolerant-but-very-polite--britain-as-others-see-us-9633967.html
'hate America' list - and the Philippines love
Americans the most. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2708531/No-not-Russia-Egypt-comes-Middle-East-heavy-list-countries-hate-U-S-theyre-loved-Philippines.html
The Philippinos love the Americans, do they?!!!
That would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
must swear oath, says think tank. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28535001#
They swear an oath already. To screw the public
in pursuit of the blood-soaked shekel.
Ditch your mobile phone to boost your business.
Common knowledge amongst successful,
professional and courteous business folk.
banks' to help manage debt. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28518694#
Credit unions tend to be a fairly global
solution except in Britain, it seems. Because
of legislation, they are "often unable
to serve the poorest in society who would most
benefit from them", concluded the report.
Which we have known for years, of course. And
given the composition of British governments
as well as the media's revenue streams, that's
the way it's going to stay while the spotlight
is turned on payday loan companies, instead.
push gets go-ahead across UK. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/28/fracking-expansion-uk-drilling-national-parks-safeguards
That should help contain spiralling house
time to buy a home in three years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707944/The-worst-time-buy-home-three-years-High-prices-rate-fears-confidence-market-plunge.html
Office on strike. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/28/passport-office-staff-strike-staff-shortages-backlog
Latest development from Britain's Queen of
Incompetence, Theresa May and The Scrote Office.
And just a few days after The Scrote Office
ditched its £350 million immigration computer
system, too. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/10980922/Home-Offices-flagship-350m-immigration-computer-system-ditched.html
to live longer? Stand up at your desk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2707680/Want-ahead-work-live-longer-Stand-desk-That-s-doctor-claims-series-just-change-life.html
Or, do some proper work.
waste your money on organic food, Government
A statement which of course, has nothing to
do with the interests of political party donors
and the strong growth in organic food sales,
at all, at all. Organic food (which should also
be GM and pesticide-free if it's to justify
being called that) can be bought cheaply from
allotment owners or directly from local farmers
or best of all, grow your own. But it's not
just about nutritional value. It's also about
lifestyle, about freedom of choice, of moral
values, of supporting small-scale local business
activity. Even if the country's plebs do finally
choose a McDonalds steroid chickenburkha because
there are similar diners about to watch each
other holding their dummyphones.
lose £100 million a year from online delivery
Now there's a coincidence. Not to worry. Our
politicians are already onto it.
cashing in on airline tragedies. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/28/scammers-cashing-in-on-airline-tragedies/
That was obvious the moment western media got
hold of the stories - and then conspired a few
dozen of their own.
favourite city? http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140721-is-this-the-best-city-for-expats
Heatwave boosts UK staycations. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/25/july-heatwave-boosts-uk-holiday-bookings
Or perhaps the UK's world-leading economic
recovery hasn't filtered down to the plebs yet?
debt hotspots. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/11/regions-top-personal-debt-league/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D280919
first Social Saturday announced. http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/news/politicians-unite-launch-uka-first-social-saturday
The UK's first Social Saturday will take place
on 13th September 2014, in an attempt to promote
social enterprise and increase awareness amongst
consumers. In addition, anyone running a social
enterprise can access a campaign pack that provides
a range of materials to promote the event and
their own venture. Social Saturday is being
led by Social Enterprise UK and is part of the
nationwide Buy Social campaign. According to
the Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise
UK: "The UK's social enterprise movement
is growing fast because people do care about
how their spending affects the wider world.
The Buy Social campaign is about giving them
the opportunity to identify the businesses that
will help them change the world for good".
ideal opportunity to extend the boycott of Israeli
and the cowardly, double-standard governments,
corporations and media which support and invest
in terrorists and murderers. Notably
the US, Little Britain, France, Holland . .
it smart to make your finances an open book?
of the line for quiet carriages on trains.
So much for using the 'train to take the
strain', then. Carriages are already full of
dumbwalkers and ignorant pigs who need two seats
each to accommodate their travelling home cinema,
dangling wires and 5lb handbags with three foot
handles - while old folk and pregnant women
are forced to stand. Now, one isn't even going
to be able to think in peace. Way to go, Engerlandt.
ultimate tax-efficient company car - a van.
Couldn't agree more; and if you get an Astra
van you'll be able to see off a Ferrari, too.
As I keep promising Fish, Chips and Perky
('cos he ain't), I'll find them a job in the
end - and this looks promising.
Employment Minister encourages people to start
their own business - but her own is in debt.
Are we surprised? She's probably been advised
by one of the Government's army of ex-bank manager
business mentors plus a tabloid 'personality'
councils propose 'Tesco tax'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28495631#
I have seen taxes like these working very
well indeed in other parts of the world, including
Northern Ireland and Scotland. But that
requires the will on the part of the local council
to use that money for the common good, instead
of feathering the nests of their local networks
of cronies and property developers. And a government
of course, which isn't in thrall to the big
holders march on High Court with home-grown
As we have just been saying.
warning over chalk markings on homes. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/490569/Police-warn-residents-to-watch-out-for-markings-on-their-homes-used-by-burglars
to protect smallest firms in food supply chain.
The European Commission has adopted a communication
setting out ways of protecting small food producers
and retailers against the unfair trading practices
of their larger trading partners. According
to the Commission, unfair practices include
refusing to put commercial terms in writing
and terminating contracts without notice or
justification. Rather than moving to legislate
at European Union (EU) level, the communication
calls on individual EU Member States to take
action at a national level to enforce minimum
standards and encourage food business operators
to sign up to the Supply Chain Initiative, a
voluntary code of conduct. (EnterpriseQuest)
Seven free business name generators. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/tp/Free-Business-Name-Generators.htm?nl=1
loom band clothing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2705489/A-fashion-revolution-looming-Ebay-inundated-hundreds-clothing-items-guessed-loom-bands.html
Ten things Brits can't do without while on holiday.
Whereas most overseas tourist destinations
popular with the Brits generally have shops
with at least a small section of home country
favourites, teabags for a proper cuppa invariably
seem to be missing. Consequently, if there is
one thing above all which even after fifty years
of travelling, I take with me to this day, then
it's British teabags. After that, make sure
you buy fresh local milk and not some UHT muck
out of a box. Otherwise there's no point in
having boiled the kettle in the first place.
Freebie Friday. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/25/freebie-friday-your-ticket-to-this-weeks-best-freebies/
reveals increase in compliance costs. https://www.fpb.org/press/july-2014/cost-compliance-continues-rise-small-firms-forum-research-shows
Micro, small and medium-sized firms are facing
an average increase of £713 to their annual
compliance costs, according to a new study from
the Forum of Private Business (FPB). The study
found that taxation was the most expensive compliance
cost, followed by employment law and health
and safety regulation. Spending on external
compliance advisers rose by 6%, twice as high
as the increase in firms' internal compliance
costs. FPB Chief Executive Phil Orford suggested
that the introduction of Real Time Information
(RTI) could have contributed to the increase,
as small firms have paid specialists to handle
PAYE. "In addition we have seen the increasing
need to employ specialists to advise ahead of
pensions auto-enrolment," he added. (EnterpriseQuest)
just a few days ago, the Government was claiming
its (alleged) red tape cuts were saving British
businesses £1.5 billion a year!
Surely the Government hasn't been lying?
has fastest-growing economy, says IMF. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10988849/UK-has-fastest-growing-economy-International-Monetary-Fund-says.html
Let's hope they've got it right for once.
threatens to hit back at British companies in
retaliation against sanctions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10989627/Russia-threatens-to-hit-British-companies-in-retaliation-for-sanctions.html
No surprises there, then.
tiny tax bill from bent British government.
Deal cashback scheme shuts down with immediate
concerns over burning wood. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28457104#
Common knowledge. Just as it's no surprise that
official quarters are admitting to being surprised
by the facts. But for the socially responsible,
on-message home business, it is time to chuck
out the wood stove; search for an alternative
to Russian energy supplies; stop eating beef;
avoid supermarket chicken; boycott all things
associated with Israel; and replace the computer
with a typewriter. Wow! A jolly good time is
about to be had by all.
Preference Service fails to stop cold calls.
Yet another stunning revelation. Did you
know that? I didn't. (Snort!)
regions for buy-to-let returns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/10984888/Top-regions-for-buy-to-let-returns.html
Young Entrepreneur Awards details announced.
In Britain: Silk Fred. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/made-in-britain/25847/made-britain-silkfred/
start-up success stories from around the world.
Retail sales volumes continue to grow. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28460232#
to advance cash to small businesses. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28438843#
of debt peril when interest rates rise. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28442848#
what Boris Johnson's water cannon are for.
urged to act on mortgage defaults. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jul/24/mortgage-defaults-government-action-urged
It has acted. It's bought water cannons.
workers will end up paying higher rate of tax.
cut compensation to be increased to a minimum
of £70. http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/07/24/power-cut-compensation-increased-to-a-minimum-of-70/
frozen in pension campaign. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28449534#
MPs urge stronger business sanctions against
And no sanctions whatsoever against the terrorist
state of Israel and its regular murder-fests
which kill at least ten times as many defenceless
civilians as the number of MH-17 casualties?
Let alone pressing for a bombing campaign and
an invasion of the country to contain the threat
of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear
capability? And the supine UN (US controlled,
admittedly) suggests that Israel just 'may'
have committed war crimes? Not to worry. Fagging
Britain will change its laws to allow Israeli
terrorists and murderers safe passage, regardless.
Just as it has in the past. There is after all,
a great fraternity amongst war criminals.
geopolitics apart, when all the posing is over
it will be us 'fuckin' plebs' who have to pick
up the tab. Yet again. (If we're not too cold
to sign the cheque.) Although if there is one
comfort - it's that we're not paying with our
Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain's biggest
tax dodgers - with HMRC's blessing. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-tory-donor-whose-firm-is-one-of-britainss-biggest-tax-avoiders--with-hmrcs-blessing-9624358.html
80% of older people own their own home.
'The Government is addressing the problem however,
and hopes to transfer this wealth to its donors
by 2020,' stated an official spokesneuterthing
and digitally-enabled GREAT TEAM government
accused of 'fake' offers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10984087/Supermarkets-accused-of-misleading-shoppers-with-fake-special-offers.html
Like 'fake' news, in other words?
over Asian super-ants invading your electrics.
for Devon eco-home built without planning permission.
poultry industry's dirty secret. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter
This is no secret. Just shite modern 'reporting'
which spends all its time copying each others'
crap stories, writing about non-entity celebrities,
cheatball, circulating propaganda and not offending
advertisers. At the end of the day, there's
no time left for 'journalism' and 'dirty little
secrets' simply morph into status quo.
pay highest airline tax in the world. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2702590/Britons-pay-highest-airline-tax-world-25-times-MORE-French.html
Street residents tell Channel 4 producers to
go back where they came from. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/immigration-street-meeting-sees-local-residents-demand-producers-go-away-and-channel-4-scrap-planned-series-9623130.html
Good for them! (Trouble is, that particular
shithole is already full.)
cafe bans 'loud Americans'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2702750/No-loud-Americans-Irish-cafe-sparks-outrage-banning-US-visitors.html
In defence of Americans (as opposed to their
governments), I travel a great deal and very,
very rarely do I come across 'loud' Americans.
Generally speaking they are perfect travellers,
courteous and considerate and capable of holding
down a measured, intelligent and interesting
given the British media's propensity for talking
'slapper' American and being aped by a nation
of loud-mouthed, drunken dummies, I am wondering
whether or not our Irish cafe owner may be confusing
Employment Minister tells pupils: be your own
Inevitable advice when there aren't any 'proper'
jobs going around. As for the self-employed
being awarded 'respect', I don't think they
were doing too badly until the present Government
came along and flooded the start-up marketplace
with watered-down businesses-on-the-dole (entrepreneurs)
just to massage its unemployment statistics.
Well. At least the self-employed had a better
reputation than the criminal, hate-preaching,
pro-American/Israeli terrorist media. And bankers;
and politicians, of course.
never been a better time to start a business,
claims co-founder of Innocent drinks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/enterprise-awards/9735553/business-young-entrepreneurs-vital-britains-economy.html?WT.mc_id=605788&source=TrafficDriver
Nor for 90% of those start-ups to bite the
Games get up-and-running. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/commonwealth-games-2014-glasgow-takes-baton-as-tournament-gets-up-and-running-9622066.html
And the very best of luck to them - despite
an online media poll I saw recently which showed
that 70% of respondents couldn't see the point
of the Games. Then again, it was Arsholes On
Line, a notable distributor of American and
Israeli terrorist propaganda and leading proponent
of conspiracy theories. And an online community
which shares the same brain cell. A predicament
which fortunately, won't be shared by Scottish
best of Glasgow. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/uk/scotland/131532/Glasgow-city-break-guide.html
lessons from the Tour de France. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/25831/staying-ahead-peloton-business-lessons-tour-de-france/
Yes - there are an awful lot of hacks who don't
see the point of the Tour de France, either.
Instead, they prefer to glorify cheating while
waiting for an English football squad to kick
a ball into a net.
de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters
to Yorkshire. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/tour-de-france-effect-brings-hollywood-blockbusters-to-yorkshire-9623943.html
Kremlin link to downing of MH-17, admit American
Well that particular fact has been worldwide
knowledge for days and so, I guess, the Americans
had no choice but to own up. Now all we have
to do is quickly answer the real questions behind
this latest tragedy, bring the murderers to
justice and get back to business. Rather than
posturing and positioning while thousands continue
to be murdered elsewhere in the world - not
least of all, around America's arsehole in the
Middle East - Israel.
of which of course, is going to happen any time
soon. There's too much money at stake.
jails pro-Palestinian protesters as a sop to
Israeli terrorists. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28439988
Hiding behind the shield of abuse loosely termed
'anti-Semitism', I pity the decent Jewish business
community in France which has no truck with
Israeli terrorists, yet will be the target of
the very public backlash which the 'collabo'
French government pretends it is trying to avoid.
Perhaps it is time for the country's real socialists
and Jewry to stand up and be counted? Because
when the French have a 'manif' and Molotov cocktails
begin to fly, it won't just be local Jewish
owned-and-run businesses which will be going
up in flames.
facts your bank doesn't want you to know.
bosses being wilfully obtuse over mistreatment
of small firms, allege MPs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/rbs/10983707/RBS-bosses-wilfully-obtuse-over-alleged-mistreatment-of-small-firms-say-MPs.html
We don't need MPs to tell us what has been
common knowledge of standard banking practice
since Shylock first appeared in The Merchant
of Venice. What we do need from MPs, are integrity
and balls. (I am reliably informed that 'modern'
women have those too, so lady politicians, please
note. Surely you can do better than the past
generation of ex-public school fags?)
advertisers watch you online. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10982252/The-new-technology-which-advertisers-use-to-track-your-every-movement-online-canvas-fingerprinting.html
Big Society Network lottery-funded scam.
entrepreneurs targeting senior citizens.
orphanage to entrepreneur. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28409603
French flash-sales website that grew by word-of-mouth.
Typewriter sales in Germany. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2701392/Typewriter-sales-boom-Germany-thousands-basics-bid-avoid-U-S-spies-wake-NSA-allegations.html
British murder industry doing well out of Israeli
and Ukrainian terrorism. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/malaysia-airlines-mh17-crash-exclusive-massive-rise-in-sale-of-british-arms-to-moscow-9622025.html
Proceeds to filter down to the benefit of
'millions' of home-based entrepreneurs turning
'war' parts on hobby lathes in their garden
Dumb British tourists spend 22 million hours
lost every year while abroad. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2701149/British-tourists-spend-22-MILLION-hours-year-lost-holiday.html
There has to be a profit in there somewhere.
village in Britain to fight off fracking.
Our bent, fagging Government will be most
upset. Time to amend the laws on terrorism again.
(Assuming they don't fit the bill already.)
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