Archive for month: March, 2016

Goodbye and good riddance

21 March, 2016 (20:52) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

SINCE Friday, I’ve been trying to imagine what it must be like to contemplate a life in which you are looking up, up at Iain Duncan Smith on the moral high ground. How cataclysmic a shambles do you have to have made of your humanity to be lectured on unfairness and inequality by Iain Duncan […]

Lights on, nobody in

14 March, 2016 (21:07) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

NOTHING displays the moral bankruptcy, corruption and inefficiency of the free market system better than our energy market. Everybody is in complete agreement – MPs of all parties, the regulator, consumer groups and, of course, the poor ripped-off customers – that electricity and gas customers of the big six companies created by the crazed privatisation […]

Sporting chance

7 March, 2016 (21:07) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

APPARENTLY, according to a few dozen highly-paid think pieces in a national press that may be bleeding readers but is still prepared to stump up for cliché and banality, apparently the Adam Johnson case exposes the seedy underbelly of football. No. No it doesn’t. How far does your head have to be up Rupert Murdoch’s […]

Late and lamentable

1 March, 2016 (22:42) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

THIS is what you would have read last night, except that its late and lamentably poor this week. For one, I’m almost too tired to be angry and for two, here, in the white heat of the Conservative government’s digital revolution, in a time when our leaders are busy enabling thrusting entrepreneurs, boosting business, giving […]