Image by Getty Images via DaylifeHow to manipulate your employees and their pension.Step 1. Complain about the cost of the final salary scheme.Step 2. Close the final salary scheme to new entrants. Do not under any circumstances admit that this act will lead to Step 4!Step 3. Introduce a money purchase scheme for new starters … Continue reading The Corporate Pension Script
Image by premasagar via FlickrHeadline on the BBC News caught my eye this morning - Greece crisis: investors wait on deal details.So there's a nation in trouble and investors are waiting on details. What details? The best way to aid the economy? The best way to work with the democratically elected sovereign Greek government?No. A … Continue reading Parasites
I've created a new account on Twitter to link to this blog, wasn't really any visible link with my old identity.So I'm now lansburyslido on Twitter. Feel free to follow me, and I've been following a fair few who may be reading this blog. @lansburyslido
So in terms of capital Greece is having problems with paying off it's creditors. The countries in the Eurozone seem to be slow putting together a 'rescue package' and now all talk is of the IMF rolling in in as the knight in shining armour with a poison chalice of loans and repayment schemes.But scratch … Continue reading What are we doing to Greece?
Image via WikipediaIn our western media Iran is coming to the fore as the big, bad bogeyman of the Middle East. We're fed all sorts of mis-information by our pliable media so perhaps a good time to see how much you really know about Iran?H/T to Ten percent for the questions.Iran Quiz Questions :1. Is … Continue reading How much do you really know about Iran?
Image via WikipediaThe Respect political party has set out some conditions should it be asked to support a Labour minority government. They are troops withdrawn from Afghanistanmore council houses built electoral reforman end to cutsAll admirable but I can't see New Labour going along with that. At least Respect has said that they would not back a … Continue reading Respect sets coalition conditions
In order to cut through the election spin and soundbites I think I'm going to run through some of the parties' election manifestos to try and find out exactly what they say on some key issues.The parties will be:LabourRespectToriesLib DemsCommunist Party of BritainGreen PartyAnd the policies will be:EconomyEqualityDefencePrivate or Public control of key sectorsHousingLet's hope I … Continue reading Party Manifestos