Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mickey Mouse leads a cast of thousands at Santander

Further to my post in August regarding Santander. I mentioned that I had emailed Lord Burns the Chair of Santander at the House of Lords. Needless to say I received no reply.  The end result was that we moved to another bank.From the 3rd of October Santander hiked their  Standard Variable Rate to 4.74%. The Bank of England […]

Continuing Professional Development for Accountants – could be a nice little earner

In 2011 my accountants informed me that his professional body had visited his premises and rattled through my accounts picking up on one or two items. There was talk that the fee charged may have to be increased to pay for the bit of extra work. I pointed out to him that I should not be paying for his […]

Organise a house meeting for David Miliband

A problem with some of today’s politicians on every side of the House is that they do not have a discernible “hinterland” and as Kitty Muggeridge said of David Frost they “Rose with out trace”. The younger politicians seem to have slid into politics via public relations, short lived media jobs and think-tanks.Very few of them appear to have got […]

Arts Council of Wales with draws its funding for the Welsh Jazz Society

The Arts Council of Wales announced that they were withdrawing funding by letter dated 29 January 2008 and the Welsh Jazz Society appealed against the decision on 2nd April 2008. In January 2008, as a result of a three year review of a number of ACW funded organisations, the Arts Council of Wales wrote to the Welsh Jazz Society giving […]

Time for a bank for the arts

Karl Marx said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. Arnold J. Toynbee in “Civilisation on Trial” asked the question does history repeat itself? and his conclusion  “seems to be that human history does turn out ,on occasion, to have repeated itself up to date in a significant sense even in spheres of human activity in which the […]