Monthly Archives: May 2008

Editor’s blog: Ouch! Fighting inflation hurts

Remember those days back in 1997 when Gordon Brown was hailed as an economic genius (come on, it’s not that long ago)? The principal reason for Brown’s once-heroic status was his grant of independence to the Bank of England and the creation of the Monetary Policy Committee, which removed the Chancellor’s ability to meddle with interest rates for political ends. The theory was that this would lead to economic stability, with the needs of the nation coming before the needs of the government.

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Editor’s blog: toss away your trolley

I’ve had it with supermarket shopping. On one (rare) trip to our local Sainsbury’s, in addition to the usual gruesome mix of jousting for a car park space, watching tetchy parents disciplining their wailing kids and not being able to find the correct aisle for balsamic vinegar, some poor cyclist was lying on the floor next to organic veg –helmet in hand – having a seizure. Hardly anybody took any notice.

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