Archive for October, 2011

My offer to be a London Ambassador (6)

October 3rd, 2011 by Roger Darlington

Fourteen months ago, I did my first posting about my wish to be a London Ambassador for the 2012 Olympic Games. Today I received this e-mail: “Thank you for attending your recent London Ambassadors recruitment event. The recruitment events closed on Friday 5 August, after 195 days of interviews, and we were extremely impressed by […]

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It’s hot! hot!! hot!!!

October 1st, 2011 by Roger Darlington

The British weather is so variable that it provides an endless source of (usually fatuous) conversation. We had the coolest summer since 1993 BUT: Thursday was the hottest 29 September since 1895 Friday was the hottest 30 September since 1908 Today was the hottest 1 October ever recorded – it reached  29.9C or 85.8F [more […]

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A tax whose time has come

October 1st, 2011 by Roger Darlington

It goes by various names. For a long time, it was called the Tobin Tax, after the Nobel prize-winning economist James Tobin who first proposed it some 40 years ago. British campaigners have called it the Robin Hood Tax because it would take from the rich and give to the poorer. It is now called […]

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