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BT (‘British’ Tele-extortion) Woes

BT have me in a head-lock. I get my phone and broadband service from them, and am charged, on average, £30 per month. This is not overly excessive, but I wanted to reduce it somehow, since I’ve been made better offers by Virgin Media. After digging through the website after looking at my online (paperfree) […]

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Why I might leave my bank: The NatWest Card Reader

Update, over 10 years later… I didn’t switch. I have received in the post a Card Reader from NatWest. They have designed this device to beef up the security around the (excellent btw) online banking. The flaw? The fact that we will eventually have to take the damn thing everywhere you go. And the card […]

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Ticketmaster Rip Off!

I just bought tickets for me and the gf to see Jimmy Carr in June. £18.50 each, seems okay. Total cost once Ticketmaster have added excessive fees and exorbitant postal charges: £46.75! That’s an extra 25%. Absurd, but we have no choice. UPDATE: Jimmy Carr was great! I even got a laugh myself when I […]

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Communist Britain

It is being reported that private schools may be blackmailed into lending teachers to state schools. Private schools provide a service to those who can afford it, just like any business, but face the prospect of having to share their resources with those who can’t (or choose not to), with no input from the parents […]

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AFBO – Anti Fat-Bastard Order

Sitting on a local train today, I watched as three larger-than-healthy people got on and found seats near me. The gran, mum and son struggled to sit at a table designed for four, while I sat at the table on the other side of the aisle. Gran was the smallest of the three, but had […]