No one was running it except for the unions. There was no leadership. What happened was that Downing Street, the Treasury and the DTI all thought they were running it. Postcomm appears on the scene, so the regulator thought he was ...
Author: Robert Peston
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
'A compelling portrait of early 21st century casino capitalism ... essential reading.' - The Times On 13 September 2007, Robert Peston broke the news that Northern Rock had become a victim of the global credit crunch and was seeking an emergency loan from the Bank of England. It was the latest in a long line of scoops by this award-winning journalist. Over the weeks that followed, the Government found itself exposed to the Rock to the tune of 57 billion, or almost £2000 for every taxpayer.As Robert Peston shows in his fascinating new book, the seeds for the collapse of Northern Rock and the upheavals in the financial markets were sown years before. Who Runs Britain? is the first time anyone has drawn all the threads together to weave a story that's rich in extraordinary characters and outrageous feats of economic bravado. This book is about the widening gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. It explores and explodes the myth that the financial creativity of those who are amassing these vast fortunes is good for the wider economy and for all of us. Whether you're a financial expert or just have a bank account, Who Runs Britain? is a book you must read.
Steve Davies, Politics and Markets: The Case of UK Municipal Waste Management, Cardiff University, November 2007. ... Graham Ruddick, 'Meet Serco, the Company Running the Country', Daily Telegraph, 27 August 2009. 'Up to the Job?
Author: Alan White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
‘Outsourcing’ – when will the horror stories stop coming? Every year the government gives private companies like G4S, Serco, Capita and ATOS £80 billion of taxpayers’ money to handle some of our most sensitive and important services – but where is their transparency? Immigration is perhaps the most challenging and divisive issue of our time – so why has our government abdicated responsibility? As privatisation looms over an NHS in crisis, how do we hold these companies to account? Now, White speaks to campaigners, Whitehall insiders – and the companies themselves. Who Really Runs Britain? is a shocking compendium of what happens when outsourcing goes wrong – and what we do now.
... by career criminals and uneducated business people uninterested in education or Britain, colleges involved in running prostitution rings, colleges used predominantly for foreign nationals to illegally enter the British job market.
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Drawings from Punch, showing British life during the war. Priestley, J. B. Britain Speaks. (Harper) 1940. $2.50. The famous " postscripts " broadcast by Mr. Priestley on Sunday evenings from June to October, 1940 ; an informal running ...
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But she was tough enough to survive an SS prison camp, the rigours of life as a war correspondent, and to handle the full-time job running Britain's top embassies. She always made a point of wearing British designer clothes, ...
Author: Peter Unwin
Publisher: A&C Black
How the culture and life of the British people have been transformed by the contribution of immigrants in recent history.
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Author: Joseph Toomey
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Political Science
It is difficult to find an area of public policy more plagued by misunderstanding than energy policy. Even worse, every time the subject is raised, we are obligated to get mired in pointless arguments about the weather. This book helps set the record straight. Not convinced? Consider some of these inconvenient truths: The cost of ‘green energy’ climate remediation is anywhere from 10-to-1,000 times greater than the damage from the climate change it attempts to alleviate. Germany, the world’s leader in solar energy, will spend more than $280 billion by 2030 on solar subsidies. But all of that investment will only forestall 22nd century global warming by 37 hours. Obama’s carbon tax would cost Americans $1.2 trillion over just ten years. But it would only reduce the midrange 3 degree modeled 22nd century global temperature increase by 0.038 degrees Celsius. At their current emissions growth rate, it will take China nine months to replace the entire U.S. emissions cut that Obama wants to achieve over seven years, at a staggering cost in American jobs and lost economic growth. The U.S. biofuel program imposes a cost on consumers 9,862 times greater than any climate benefit they or their distant progeny will ever derive. This is not another skeptical global warming polemic but an economic evaluation of how and why green energy will fail. The world has too many pressing needs. For the money Obama squandered on just a single bankrupt crony solar company, the U.S. could have prevented 300,000 childhood malaria deaths in poor countries. A thoroughly researched, heavily documented book by an expert in his field, it will demonstrate in meticulous detail how wasteful and economically inefficient Obama’s ‘green energy’ dead end future will be compared to other worthy alternatives. It’s time to end the hysterical climate cynicism and get on humanity’s side.
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