August 2012 Noteworthy News

August 2012 Noteworthy News

Last August had the London riots, this year August has the London Olympics. Last year had Project Merlin and Greece in the headlines, this year it’s all about mortgage price wars, because of the FLS (Funding for Lending Scheme) overstepping the NLGS (National Loan Guarantee Scheme) to which the Bank of England will be monitoring. Interest [...]
If or When to take affirmative action.

If or When to take affirmative action.

Hearing over the weekend about further loss of life in Afghanistan and reading all the various debates in the weekend papers brought to mind some verse written by Rudyard Kipling. Titled If  and written with regard to his friend, Dr Leander Starr Jameson’s raid against the Boers in 1896, and the British Government’s backtracking deceitful [...]
August 2009 Muse and Views

August 2009 Muse and Views

  Digging Deep for Change A private excavation in the late 1930`s, initiated by landowner Mrs Pretty on her land at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, was made by Basil Brown, “a local archaeologist of no formal education” along with her gardener and gamekeeper. Using only spades and barrows they unearthed what is thought to be the [...]