Saturday, September 14, 2013

A new housing boom?

Here is a note of caution from Jeremy warner in today's Telegraph:

According to official estimates this week, more than a quarter of net new job creation in the UK over the past three months has been among estate agents. Britain needs another house-price bubble like a hole in the head, yet with an election to win a year and a half hence, government policy seems hell-bent on creating one.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Liam Fox - both sides have CWs

Liam Fox on The Daily Politics said that both sides in the Syrian conflict possess chemical weapons (Brillo looked a little startled, but didn't follow up).

Earlier this year Carla Del Ponti - a member of the UN Commisssion of Inquiry on Syria -claimed Syrian rebels had used chemical weapons, but this was off-script and she has been side-lined since then.

Was this a slip by Fox?