June 2011 | Davy Jones Consultancy
29 Jun 2011
We’re all in it together

As teachers, civil servants and other public sector workers prepare to strike over pensions, it’s good to look at some facts. The average pension pot for FTSE Company Directors is now £2.8m. The average annual pension for local government workers is under £6000. Notice how it is the CBI and the private sector bosses who are baying for the most blood when it comes to cutting public sector pensions. The reason they give is that private sector pensions are much...

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According to the authoritative Global Commission on Drug Policy, the “war on drugs” has failed. Just as the war on alcohol failed in the 20th century. Two things struck me about this: 1) This is absolutely obvious to anyone with half a brain cell; and 2) Nothing (in the short term at least) will change as a result. Hypocrisy There are few things more nauseatingly hypocritical than mainstream politicians pontificating to young people about the dangers of drugs – usually...

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