The UK government has announced that it will not be giving out visas to low payed, low skilled foreign workers once the new immigration laws come in after Brexit. Priti Patel's public reaction to this was to calm businesses by announcing that there are 8 million economically inactive Brits ready to take the place of … Continue reading Not such a Priti idea
I have been reading "The Intelligent Investor" by the peerless Benjamin Graham. People were not so concerned about climate change when it was last revised by the author in 1973, but it contains plenty to think about for the modern investor. Or, indeed, divestor. Since I kicked off with a provocative title, let's clear a … Continue reading Why divesting from fossil fuels might be a bad idea
The voyage of England vs New Zealand. Homer**, October 2019. Godlike Eddie, Zeus' equal in his mind's resource, looked down as if from Olympus. Such was the great size of that hollow ship of Yokohama, the wearer of the red button could scarce make out his men gathered on the green deck below. The war … Continue reading The Trial of Eddysseus
If you are a football fan it will have been hard to avoid the news that Bury have been expelled from the English Football League. They had a lot of loans, their stadium was mortgaged up to the tits and the taxman came for his dues, with all of his usual compassion and grace. This … Continue reading Bye bye Bury, Bury bye bye
My apologies for my long absence, dear readers. I have been keeping myself occupied by moving to Hamburg to start a new job, and thus ruining the fundamental principle of the Southern Oatcake brand by leaving hipster Brixton for a meaty, lagery, altbeit very pleasant, corner of northern Europe. Anyway, you haven't come here to … Continue reading Après Tour de France Drinking Game: Blackpool Edition
The greatest athletes on the planet. The gruelling climbs through the Alps. The 100 kph descents in the Pyrenees. The fastest men on two wheels fighting it out in the sprints. Thousands of fans cheering every pedal stroke. The noise. The madness. And now, the beers and the tequila. Welcome to Tour de France drinking … Continue reading Tour de France Drinking Game
An unboxing. A review. A signal of virtue. An irreversible step in to the liberal metropolitan elite, although they do have all the best stuff. A positive step for the environment. Thanks to Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2, but apparently not Planet Earth 1 or Blue Planet 1, there has been a societal … Continue reading Saving the Planet, One £20 Cup at a Time?
Late stage capitalism has infected us all, brothers and sisters! This is most true in the online world, where we are all expected to promote our personal brands and side hustle our way to a better life as an Instagram influencer. By setting aside all the fun and genuine things we could write in favour … Continue reading What’s the Bloggy Point?