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Corporate Manslaughter

April 30, 2009 Longrider 14

One of my colleagues drew my attention to this case today: The geotechnical firm which employed a man killed when taking soil samples from a building […]

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The French Say “Non”

April 29, 2009 Longrider 3

The French tend to have something of a reputation when it comes to saying “no”. Sometimes they are wrong-headed in so doing, which is why, generally, […]

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You What?

April 28, 2009 Longrider 8

Apparently Big Blunkett is now thinks ID cards should be scrapped. According to Aunty, that is and she never tells porkies. Former Home Secretary David […]

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Logical Somersaults

April 27, 2009 Longrider 3

Via the Devil’s Kitchen, I can’t quite make out whether this is a clever troll or a witless fruitcake… I have asked the Netherlands Interior Ministry […]

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The Budget

April 22, 2009 Longrider 2

There’s not much to say on this one – all too predictable, even the “screw the rich” socialist politics of envy. Seriously, anyone wealthy enough […]

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Mawkish Displays of Grief

April 19, 2009 Longrider 2

JuliaM comments on the sickening display of sentimentality in Liverpool two decades after Hillsborough. Well, yes, but last year Manchester United out did them by […]