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What’s Wrong with Wonga?

Wonga is a micro-finance company operating in the UK. They have the worst adverts that have ever been produced, and provide a service which no sane person would ever want. And yet they’re doing so well here that they’re branching … Continue reading

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Ten Years On

There will, no doubt, be a lot said, written, and replayed regarding the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Over the past week in the British press, there’s been a constant reference to it – whether it’s a focus … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the population density in England, and I hinted at something else worth writing about. Since there’s not much else on the go here (a two-day trip to Legoland is hardly worth a … Continue reading

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Bureaucratically yours

The process of packing up the contents of your worldly environment, upping off to a different country, and settling down there, is not generally expected to be a smooth process. You’d expect to forget to arrange this, or set that … Continue reading

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