Monthly Archives: September 2012

Murphy’s Law

The origins of Murphy’s Law – that everything that can go wrong, will – apparently lie in aeronautics, but could easily have arisen from the building industry.  Building is to housing as sex is to human life.  It’s impossible to consider … Continue reading

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Hillsborough and Ian Tomlinson

It’s my blog and I reserve the right to go ‘off piste’ if I want to.  The may fly interest of the media in the aftermath of the independent inquiry is busily trying to create a new narrative of deception … Continue reading

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Housing Minister for a Day

Amazingly, I’ve been passed over in the Cabinet reshuffle.  As a white, middle-aged man, I thought I met at least three of the qualifying criteria for office.  I’ve never heard of the latest two-minute wonder incumbent, but here’s my Five … Continue reading

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Cunning Plans

The government has signaled a Keynesian-turn by seeking to camouflage increased public spending behind the hackneyed mantra ‘relax planning regulations’.  This cry is the last refuge of scoundrel politicians making excuses for why we don’t have enough homes for people … Continue reading

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