Thursday 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas

When I signed in to write this, I noticed the little box to remember my username and password that said:

Remember me?

Clearly it didn't: its been so long since I've posted anything. Interestingly, my last post about bankers is still valid: our Government, despite helping create the structure that caused the credit crunch and owning major stakes in two banks is focused on an irrelevant bonus tax rather than forcing changes in competitive behaviour and extracting a proper reward from banks for our taxpayer support.

And since then, much has happened as well as the economy: the two main issues I should comment on are the climate change conference and today's revelation of the amount of bonuses paid to civil servants especially at the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Work and Pensions. And perhaps I will - the farcical handling of the climate change conference as Europe sild into a bleak midwinter highlights the need to reassess the background to this agenda. And the moral vacuum that allows senior civil servants responsible for the misery caused by DWP's inability to provide clear guidance and help to people who need it, and for the lack of support for troops suffering their 8th Christmas in Afghanistan to collect bonuses is a good analogy for our Government's lack of morality and humanity, and deserves a longer comment.

But in the meantime, if there are any readers still reading:

Happy Christmas and a successful 2010.

1 comment:

Troy said...

I was only thinking the other day that your last post about bankers is still valid -spooky or what?