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Wednesday's wise woman ....

I read today that the government has cut Reading Borough’s grant funding by 40% this amounts  £39 million to be saved over the next 3 years.   380 more words


Greece Debt Dilemma explained in 90 seconds

Related topics: government debt, economic recession, austerity measures, European Union

You’ve probably heard in the news about the ongoing Greece debt crisis and its possible exit from the European Union (EU). 82 more words


Brazil: Primary surplus reduction

The drastic reduction of the primary surplus target by the government and the risk of a credit rating downgrade are dramatically reducing the margin of error for the Planalto and the entire political spectrum. 182 more words

Understanding Brazil

Funny bone

The beginning of the holidays, instead of smoking the kids out of the neighbouring houses, seems to make them vanish altogether. Where have they all gone, we wonder – off to the seaside, perhaps, or Spain, or to visit their grandparents in Lincolnshire, or to school holiday programmes or whatever working Londoners do with their kids over the summer. 1,477 more words

The Greek Crisis and Why It's All Greek to Us

The Greek Issue. Facebook is full of it, newspapers are bursting with it, blogs far and wide and covering it and most of us have no idea what’s going on. 2,206 more words

West Midlands Police to axe 2,500 jobs in effort to find £130m in savings

West Midlands Police has admitted it will be axing 2,500 jobs over the next five years in a bid make savings of £130 million across the force. 259 more words

Social Justice

Community: How the desire to self-promote can get in its way

No I’m not going to write a critical piece about the Nigerian wife, of the former Nigerian Prime Minister, Goodluck Jonathan. Although I am going to compliment her expensive and elaborate headdress, her equally expensive and no doubt elaborate lace cloth outfit (to buy the actual material can cost hundred of pounds even before you have paid a seamstress to design and sew the outfit.) and her costly jewellery. 377 more words

Social Justice