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Because Sadiq Khan Is An Economic Illiterate

Sadiq Khan's new housing proposal for London includes this passage: Why rent control? Because Sadiq Khan is, as my colleagues at the Adam Smith Institute have already pointed out, an "economic illiterate". For the reasons set out earlier in this paper, the...

Today’s Lefty Insistence – Government Are Total And Entire Idiots

We are alerted to this insistence by the Senior Lecturer at Islington Technical College. The underlying point being made is that government are entire, total and complete idiots. Private hospitals are not businesses but charities so are unsurprisingly exempt...

Landlord Paid £2.4m To Fix Up House Shock!

Public paid £2.4m to renovate Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Frogmore Cottage The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new home of Frogmore Cottage has cost £2.4 million of public funds to renovate so far, according to this year’s Royal accounts....

To Explain Homelessness To Poppy Noor

This shouldn't need doing as Poppy Noor does in fact have the background and knowledge here. It's rather that she chooses not to use it instead of her actually not knowing. Why do we have so many homeless in Britain?...

What The Guardian Doesn’t Tell Us About The Crown Estate

An interesting little omission from The Guardian here: Scores of complaints have been made about rented properties on royal land and tenants have faced more than 100 evictions, a Guardian investigation has found, prompting anger over how the Queen’s...

Bit Of A Surprise, Glasgow City Council Called Incorruptible

Given the history of one party fiefs in local government the idea that Glasgow City Council is incorruptible comes as something of a nice surprise. Although it should be said that this hasn't been said as praise, we should...

Government To Ban Introductory Offers

That we're ruled by idiots is obvious - all the clever people have better things to do with their lives than try politics. But it still amazes as to quite how stupid the people inhabiting the halls of power...

Oxfam Picked The Right Man To Cover Up The Sex Scandal

This is excellent news here. A charity has chosen a leader not because they're politically right on, not because they spout all the fashionable mantras, but because they actually know something about the subject under discussion. Would that every...

UCAS And Student Offers – Just How Efficient Do Ministers Think British Bureaucracy Is?

It would appear that education ministers are in the Dreamtime concerning the efficiency of British bureaucracy. For they're trying to insist that all university place offers should be made only after A Level results are actually known. Rather than...

Anti-Slavery And Trafficking Laws Increase The Amount Of Slavery And Trafficking

This is a pretty cool gig if you can manage to swing it. Be the person responsible for reducing slavery and trafficking - things we obviously want to reduce right down to zero - and then bring in laws...

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THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Nineteen

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden   Episode Nineteen   The door opened. Ahmed looked up...