Continental Differences – again…

Thinking about my legal reflections on Napoleonic Europe, differences are very often about philosophy. This sounds grand but isn’t really. We just need a little more thought. When I worked in France I encountered roadsigns that seemed to me completely doolally. Some pointed across the roads to which they were supposed to indicate the destination,… Read more

Pension money

A recent article on pensions led me to recall the recent blog welcoming everyone to the Money Factory. This pension article and the OECD graph below suggests that the UK does not do well on pensions.   I suspect that things like the NHS and the winter fuel payment, or council tax and pension credit… Read more

Disgust with the Guardian

I had a pretty idyllic childhood and one major influence was my father, Kevin Danaher, (Guardian obituary here) who was a major figure on the Irish cultural scene with interests in folklore, vernacular architecture and military history. I grew up valuing the indigenous cultures and languages, not just of my native Ireland, but also these… Read more

‘Our future, Our choice’

A hard hitting and self explanatory video from one of the founders of this anti Brexit youth organisation – well worth its two minutes of your time. He speaks truth to power. As they suggest, the UK’s problems need to be fixed, not added to.    The hashtag is #DontBrexitFIXit     By way of contrast… Read more