BROMANCE SHOCKER: Cameron Comes Clean Over Trump

David Cameron has declared his ‘respect’ for Donald Trump — but most Britons haven’t forgotten the Bush/Blair relationship and fear another murderous Bromance. For the sake of context let it be known that neither the Bush family: nor religious Republican Speaker Paul Ryan are prepared to endorse Donald Trump: Yet Cameron openly states that Trump ‘deserves respect’ I wonder…

Sadiq Khan to get same NHS powers as Manchester Mayor?

In March 2015 George Osborne handed Manchester’s unelected interim Mayor full control of its £6bn a year health budget as part of his flagship Devolution for Cities policy. .@cpeedell George Osborne signs Manchester & NHS over to Vampire Capitalists just before the 2015 Election. Sneaky. pic.twitter.com/ss01FUSBLu — Ranjan Balakumaran (@financialeyes) March 3, 2015 This gave…

Failure of Bazookanomics – ECB QE

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) monthly Quantitative Easing (QE) Programme prevents banks, pension funds, and insurance companies from accessing traditional low risk investments and forces them to take on more risk by buying lower quality investments. This has a serious knock-on effect: the more risk we take with our money the more recklessly large firms will behave in our name and the…

Banks, Computers, Infinity: Turing Completeness & Godel’s Incompleteness

I am lost — in yesterday’s Philosophy of Infinity lesson we were told we’ll be meeting Godel’s Incompleteness later on in the course. I believe this precedes Turing Completeness — how are they connected? In November I saw a 2014 youtube interview in which Vitalik Buterin talks about Ethereum on Singularity. I had just heard about Ethereum at…

Crabb took cash from Goldman Director in June

According to They Work for You new DWP Chief Stephen Crabb took £2,000 off a Goldman Sachs Director, Lord Griffiths, in June 2015. Welshman Lord Griffiths is also a Director of Rupert Murdoch’s Times.  Before joining Goldman, Lord Griffiths was Mrs Thatcher’s Chief Strategy in the 80’s. Despite repeatedly voting for cuts to disability benefit Crabb has…

The Allure of Trump

  Trump must be happy coming across as a remorselessly American buffoon — embodying America’s economic & psychological bravado & its associated insecurity. Arthur Koestler, in his 1964 book, The Act of Creation, claims the Joker intermediates between the Artist & the Scientist. Like the child in the Emperor’s New Clothes & Shakespeare’s Fool, Trump…

Zac Goldsmith slashes Disability Benefits despite being Patron to Disability Charity

Multimillionaire Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has voted to cut disability benefit by £30 a week despite being a patron of a local disability charity. According to the Richmond and Twickenham Times, Goldsmith has been a patron of Richmond Aid since March 2011. Campaigners are asking how he can remain patron of the charity while taking…