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The Polish Plumber Exchange Program

The Polish Plumber Exchange Program

In Britain, last week’s newspapers were full of stories about the number of people on incapacity benefit and other welfare payments. The subtext was that many people on benefits are actually able to do some kind of work, but have […]

Telecomiscommunication

Telecomiscommunication

This is a true story, and it happened in a telecommunications company. It happened to me some time ago. My head still hurts when I think about it. A secretary sends out one of those emails which tells everybody to […]

The End of Sexes

The End of Sexes

Brit film “Atonement” may have disappointed with its meagre haul from the Oscars, but I think I know one good reason why. There is something deeply creepy about the movie, in a Freudian kind of way. Ian McEwan’s story and […]

What are Audiences for?

What are Audiences for?

Good mate Guy Dickinson posed an interesting question the other day. Or rather, he repeated a quote that purports to be a fact, and asked me to discuss it. The quote was: “Radio’s really big in the UK. A few […]