Tag Archives: responsibility

ABC for anarchists…(You can't change a system from the outside)

July 5, 2008

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For those of you who were present in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July 2008 and saw the “drop the debt” campaign – which began in The Meadows… you’ll be familiar with the diversity of agendas at the event. Suddenly “drop the debt” became “drop capitalism” and “drop polution” or even “drop war” or “drop politics”. [...]

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Choosing a different kind of security

July 5, 2008

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I liked the heading in the Sunday Herald last Sunday (3rd July 2008) … “Sharp fall in first-time buyers casts a long shadow over housing market” Oh I hope so. 1) I am fed up with my friends becoming anxious about getting on to property ladder, especially when they have to give up their social [...]

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Tune on, tune in and switch off

June 28, 2008

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Normally I’m very happy to take responsibility for my own actions and assign this standard to the rest of the world. I have been very critical of my twenty-something contemporaries who have squandered their time at university not to mention the sheer speed at which they have burnt through their student loans and commercial credit [...]

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Shorn of the debt..responsibility

June 21, 2008

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With UK personal debt spiralling out of control beyond the £1 trillion mark at a rate of £1m every four minutes, and the number of declarations of bankruptcy on the increase, the Government has finally implemented measures to ensure lenders know the actual cost of any borrowing. Lenders have been placed under orders from the [...]

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Too quick to judge?

June 6, 2008

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Nessie and I were watching breakfast television this morning, specifically on a piece about Live 8. A group of students in Leeds were being interviewed as to whether they thought this concert would have an affect on the overall cause – to cancel third world debt. They indicated that they thought it probably would … [...]

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Child Trust Funds – would you trust your 18 year old with eighteen years' worth of savings…..

May 27, 2008

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Child Trust Funds (CTFs) – the low-down… “Child Trust Funds are long-term tax-free savings and investment accounts into which the Government will pay ‘endowments’ when a child is born. A further payment of an undisclosed amount will also be paid at the age of seven. This means that each child born on or after 1st [...]

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