Tag Archive | China

Why a smaller Trade Deficit is bad for Britain

The UK’s latest Trade deficit figures are being lauded as positive news and the “best ever since 2003“. Now, when deficits get smaller it’s supposed to be good, right? In this case, wrong. It’s actually quite a bad sign, especially when you compare it to Germany which is in the supposedly hopeless Eurozone.

2011 Malaysia F1 GP – race and TV coverage

There’s good luck, and bad luck, and then there are Formula One Grand Prix. Malaysia was rather a different kind of luck for the drivers this year. No rain, or at least, none by Malaysian standards. Not so many parts breaking as qualifying, but mechanical issues still gave some drivers a hard time, others good. […]

Dithering means dying in Libya

The West is dithering over Libya, and the result is innocent civilians are dying, and will die in even larger numbers if all we do is talk. We seem to have learned nothing from Iraq, nothing except the wrong lessons that is.

The punishment should fit the crime

One of the principles I grew up with was that “the punishment should match the crime” so it came as a surprise to me how some offences are dealt with when I watched an episode of “The Lock Up” on BBC3. The case I saw didn’t just shock me, it made me re-examine my whole […]

Ping Pong Olympics

The 2008 Olympics are tainted, and Jacques Rogge, the IOC boss seems to be blinded by the fog of stupidity (or institional greed)  to see it. Never mind the many political protests that others have so eloquently voiced elsewhere, here I just want to point the finger at how the IOC’s own statements seem to […]

Brazil 2007: How did Ferrari Fix it?

Four races ago everyone in the know said that Ferrari’s car was more suited to China and Brazil due to its longer wheelbase design than McLaren’s car. With this in mind, it was always going to be difficult for either McLaren to win at these two Grand Prix, as this season has been the year […]