No More Room For Cuts?

November 22, 2010 at 2:33 am


Bankrolling Dictators

October 22, 2010 at 8:39 am

From Owen Barder’s blog (who thinks this nonsense is a good thing) we see why – alongside the EU, selling our gold at the bottom of the market and a hundred other reasons – we as a country can’t afford to defend ourselves any longer.

A Virtual EU

August 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Apologies for lack of substantial postings in the last few days. TheEye is working on an interesting project which may see the light of day depending on testing results and general motivation. In the meantime, here’s something to enjoy… A few days ago, news broke that the European Parliament was spending a […]

Ghost School

August 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Nice to see the Taffs getting into the spirit of belt-tightening and prudence. A Carmarthenshire primary school is being told it must stay open at the cost of up to £110,000 – despite not having a single pupil. Capel Iwan school near Newcastle Emlyn said goodbye to its last 12 […]


August 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Right, what’s going on here then? Lots of embarassment. Firstly, Health Minister Anne Milton does her job of looking for savings by writing to Shona Robinson in Scotland that it was an “ineffective universal measure”. Noting that the media, parents, nurseries, childminders and the dairy sector would all wave their […]

Dinner With The President

August 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

On the invitation it says “dinner with President Obama” and the tickets have cost you (or, more likely, someone else) $30,000 each. Except when it comes down to it, you eat in one room, but he eats alone in a different room. You wouldn’t be impressed. Fun from the New York Post: […]

Non-Jobs (An Occasional Series) Pt.543

June 30, 2010 at 9:32 am

The Lawn Tennis Association will get £26m of our money between 2009-13. It’s a wonderful investment…just when we thought we’d got rid of one miserable republican Scot in politics it seems we’ve got no choice but to suffer another one at Wimbledon.  And what results do we get for this […]


June 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

If one more person within brick-throwing range of TheEye gets an iPhone there may be trouble. And if you really must have one, disable the email footer which says “sent from my iPhone“. It makes you look like a poser tool. To the regular commenter who sends in such emails….you […]

“Spending Challenge” Ideas Muster Here

June 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

The Treasury has just launched a website yesterday (how’s that Government website culling going? Not so well, apparently) where civil servants can submit ideas about how to save cash. The plan is that the site will be opened up to the general public on 8th July. The Spending Challenge is your […]

Budget Cut Suggestion: Overseas Aid

June 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm

One of the most stupid, short-sighted and unpopular pledges by the incoming Conservatives was the pledge to ring-fence the Overseas Aid budget. It was an idea so mind-bogglingly retarded that even the handwringing bearded weirdie LibDems didn’t suggest it; which is saying something. On the list of the poor and […]