Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Local Boy Made Good
Wow, check it out:
"Stephen Pollard is chairman of the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, a new think-tank that will be launched soon"
Frankly I'm amazed. I'd always thought that Pollard was a bit of a spare prick, but I'd clearly underestimated him. Now he's Chairman of the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (when it launches), and you can't argue with that. I mean, not just the British institute - I'm seeing branch offices on the Champs Elysees here, maybe a representative in Milan, all reporting back to the central staff on the top floor of 50 St Mary Axe. And Stephen Pollard is Chairman of the whole thing - quite literally at the top of the tree. Wow. Surely that's got to be ... what, £200k a year, minimum? That's the going rate for an important job like this. I wonder if he'll give up his Times columns?
It just goes to show how wrong you can be. It reminds me of Peter Cuthbertson. "That boy will never amount to anything", we all thought and now he's a Senior Fellow at the Taxpayer's Alliance(I think this makes him the youngest Senior Fellow since Harold Wilson became one at Hertford College Oxford). It doesn't half make one feel like a failure oneself.
Labels: laboured satire
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