Monthly Archives: April 2011

OK, I’ve seen the birth certificate, but what about the grocery bill?

Life’s Little Ironies has taken the extraordinary step of releasing, today, its grocery bill. This has long been a controversial topic in the bloggosphere. Some had questioned whether LLI’s had shopped at down market Big Lots or up market Whole Foods. Others speculated … Continue reading

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Cameron Gaffe Watch

Life’s Little Ironies is getting a sense that David Cameron is more gaffe-prone than his recent predecessors. Going back in history, Margaret Thatcher was always so well prepared and on top of the facts that a ‘mis-statement’, rarely if ever stumbled from her lips. I do … Continue reading

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US Government Shutdown. Why it does not add up!

Life’s Little Ironies has been thinking that with another looming US Government Shutdown it is worth asking why the UK does not have the threat of Government Shutdown’s when its finances are arguably worse that the US? Firstly, the threat … Continue reading

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A modest proposal #1 – Libraries

Apparently novelist Zadie Smith has taken to the airwaves berating the government for instituting a round of library closings. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23936767-zadie-smiths-anger-at-shameful-library-cuts.do. Of course the Government cannot actually close libraries as they are funded by local councils. But if central Government funding … Continue reading

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