Month: May 2021

WHAT RECESSION

When businesses fail it is easy to blame the recession or Covid-19.  In all but a few cases that argument doesn’t stack up.  Failure is more often due to complacency and miserable management.  Obliged by business appointments to occasionally visit a splendidly situated restaurant I disliked doing so as the service was excruciatingly bad. Is the owner under the illusion that a little Spanish sunshine is enough to compensate for bone idle offhand staff? Rival restaurants lacking such beautiful surroundings thrive. It is service, not the location that puts bums on seats. 

Money for Nothing Literally

An Italian has proved that you do not have to be a migrant to get paid for doing nothing. Here’s a guy who really should go into politics or journalism. Salvatore Garau, a 67-year-old artist from Italy, has mastered the alchemy of turning nothing into gold.

Black Looting Matters

Black Lives Matter is raising money on our dead sons’ names, cries cheated parents of victims. The crisis comes as the organisation’s founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is facing accusations of financial thieving from supporters as well as its own members. Cullors insist the accusations are a right-wing attempt to discredit her, but she would wouldn’t she.

Adolf Hitler’s Proclamation to the Soldiers of the Western Front (10 May 1940)

The hour of the decisive battle for the future of the German nation has arrived. For three hundred years it has been the aim of the British and French rulers to obstruct every real consolidation of Europe and, above all, to hold Germany in weakness and impotency. For this purpose France alone has declared war on Germany thirty-one times in the course of two centuries.