Archive for July, 2016

Alexander Lebedev, the Panama Papers & other WTF coincidences!

July 31, 2016

From planet earth the sun and moon look the same size. Mark Twain was born and died on subsequent passings of Halley’s comet. Both “Alexander Lebedev” and “Evgeny Lebedev” appear in the Panama Papers yet these are not the ex-KGB oligarch press baron and his dandy son of the same names. (more…)

Property Tax Fact: Lambeth 35 times cheaper than Brussels

July 28, 2016

A $1m home in Brussels pays $113,000 tax pa. In Lambeth it pays $3,312.

The housing crisis is not a mystery. (more…)

Ian Taylor, the Garden Bridge and war

July 16, 2016

The Garden Bridge are “thrilled” to be sponsored by the Taylor Family Foundation. An hour on Google can drive you to despair – what a dirty, bloody business this bridge building is. (more…)

Tom Watson Voting Record & brief CV

July 15, 2016

As the party heavyweight plots to scalp yet another leader let’s see what’s what with Tom Watson. He is a lefty, right?

Where to start? Where else:

Watson voted for the Iraq war and against an inquiry into the Iraq war. He voted for troops in Afghanistan and he voted to bomb Syria. He didn’t turn up for the vote on bombing Libya yet castigated an opponent about the possibility of sending troops. (more…)