Monthly Archives: July 2012

HSBC: Hang the Bastards!!

Back in August 2007 I wrote this: My application to open an offshore bank account with HSBC has fallen flat on its face.  In order for somebody resident in Russia to open an account on the Isle of Man, they … Continue reading

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A Night in Eindhoven

Last weekend I found myself in Eindhoven, where I will be for the next two weeks on a business trip, or what the French call “a mission”.  “On a mission” adequately describes my behaviour on the night flight out of … Continue reading

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On Getting Hoofed from a Major

Tim Worstall is surprised by the low number of teachers sacked for incompetence in England and Wales: just 17 of about 440,000 in the 10 years between 2001-2011, or less than 2 per year. A 0.00045% get rid of the … Continue reading

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Barclays Caught Lying? Quelle Surprise!!

Apologies for the lack of posts, I’ve been both busy at work and travelling a bit and I’m in the middle of an enormous post on a trip to Germany which is taking a while. But this I want to … Continue reading

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