Journalist and author of Shredded: Inside RBS the Bank . . . . . . 'Read it and weep' @martinwolf_ 'Zola-esque' @Bill_Jamieson 'A masterpiece' @UniMainz_Angl_P
The six European countries that now have more expensive electricity than the UK. Hungary €212.84 Romania €212.84 Italy €174.3 Ireland €172.87 Greece €170.33 Serbia €169.01 Day ahead price (€/MWhr) for 14:30 to 15:00 today. UK is €152.3. Source:
It's quite telling that @JoeBiden has removed the bust of Winston Churchill favoured by his predecessor as president and replaced it with this 1968 bust of his political hero Robert F. Kennedy. #OvalOfficeArt
La Palma: Lava flows from Cumbre Vieja volcano are destroying everything in their path. Vulcanologists believe 🌋 will continue to erupt for at least 3mnths. 6,000 people already evacuated. 🎥 Roberto Brasero
This video speaks volumes about the oversupply in China's housing market. 15 tower blocks in Kunming 昆明, the capital of Yunnan province, were demolished last month after sitting unfinished for eight years.
After being handed a £120m PPE contract without a tender, ex-Tory councillor Steve Dechan bought this £1.5m home. But the face shields were of such dubious quality fewer than 1 in 400 have been used, meaning each shield cost £423. via @Gabriel_Pogrund
Two of Rishi Sunak’s wife’s firms go under, owing the taxman £623,000. One of the companies owned by Akshata Murty borrowed £1.3 million from a government-backed fund her husband launched in 2020.
Eight Twitter accounts, over 6 days, with an average follower count of 28. Why did they all tweet exactly the same thing?
It must be incredible being @BorisJohnson , having an adoring army of supporters tweeting identical billets doux, over and over, complete with the same identical misspellings, every time he tweets anything.
“£2.6 million for a couple of microphones! I mean no wonder Test and Trace cost £37 billion.“ Ian Hislop on the absurdity of spending £2.6m on a briefing room while giving NHS workers a one per cent pay rise. #bbcqt
Floods in China's Henan province and it's capital Zhengzhou seem worse even than what happened in Germany last week. Today Zhengzhou had 200mm of rain in one hour. In Germany, they had 154mm in 24 hours. See @javihagen for more.