Archive for October, 2008

note to the Met

October 30, 2008

BBC NEWS | UK | Menezes police gave no warning
After hearing the evidence, the Brazilians mother, Maria Otone de Menezes, 63, said outside the inquest: “None of the passengers heard the police give any warning or described Jeans actions as aggressive.

Note to the Met: stop trying to defend the indefensible and admit you did a very bad thing. Then co-operate with the inquiry to ensure it never happens again.

Credit Crisis

October 13, 2008

So let me get this right. In response to a “credit crisis” caused by people in A DIFFERENT COUNTRY FROM MINE lending other people money that they didn’t have in the first place, MY COUNTRY’S GOVERNMENT have bought shares in all the big banks that don’t give them any real control, and in return, the banks have promised to lend MORE PEOPLE MONEY?!?

Surely it would be best if people didn’t spend money they didn’t have? Surely it would be better if credit was altogether more difficult to get? Surely it would be better if debt wasn’t traded as a commodity? Because it clearly isn’t one.