Other people's business


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Watch: HMRC gatecrash - "We'll set the dogs on you"
By New Statesman - 24 September 15:27

Black tie protesters crash HMRC boss' retirement party.

Why David Leigh's broadband tax plan is bonkers
By Dominic Ponsford - 24 September 14:17

Just a few of the reasons why this journalism subsidy wouldn't work.

This week's PR-speak fail: George Entwistle
By Dominic Ponsford - 24 September 10:18

The new BBC director general.

The G4S failures aren't an isolated case - they show up the failure of an entire ideology
By Alan White - 21 September 12:01

Following the Olympic fiasco, an official report suggests setting up a "list of high-risk providers, who have a track-record of failure in the delivery of public services". That's not enough.

New Statesman
The ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert
By Sophie Barnes - 21 September 10:46

Captain Morgan rum.

We need active government to revive our retail sector
By Chuka Umunna - 21 September 10:19

Without immediate stimulus, we risk inflicting permanent damage on our retailers.

Who can you trust on online health forums?
By Chris Lo - 21 September 10:12

The perils of "Münchausen by internet".

The 10 most ridiculous Apple iOS 6 map mistakes
By Martha Gill - 20 September 17:34

The stretched Eiffel Tower and the vanishing Tokyo station: Apple's new maps don't work too well.

New Statesman
Bankers least trusted professionals, followed by journalists and politicians
By Helen Roxburgh - 19 September 10:35

Bankers are the least trusted professionals, according to new research.

The Eric Morecambe government
By Richard Cree - 18 September 12:49

All the right things in the wrong order.

Who are Romney's "47 per cent"?
By Martha Gill - 18 September 11:56

UPDATE: and where are they?

Quotas for women on boards: all the pros and cons in one place
By Martha Gill - 17 September 16:06

The UK has just voted against an EU-wide quota.

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Don't take business lessons from Downton Abbey
By Freddy Barker - 17 September 13:41

Lord Grantham: no businessman.

Bahraini protestors clash with riot police in Manema
The inexorable rise of the PR men
By Alan White - 17 September 9:03

With firms like Bell Pottinger working for foreign governments, we must now question everything more, not less.

School marks, city lessons
By Naomi Clayton - 14 September 11:51

Youth unemployment is up and GCSE grades are down.

This week's worst kickstarter video: The ergonomic ice cream scoop
By Fred Crawley - 14 September 11:33

Rooting through dragon's bin.

"Too poor to die": the rising cost of death in Britain
By Yo Zushi - 13 September 15:35

Burial fees climb almost 10 per cent in a year.

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The ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert
By Sophie Barnes - 13 September 13:49

Estee Lauder's Day and Night repair.

BAE Systems
The BAE systems/EADS merger: a political deal
By New Statesman - 13 September 12:42

Government and the defence industry.

The iphone 5 was launched last night. Photograph, Getty Images.
Can everyone please shut up about the iPhone 5?
By Douglas Blakey - 13 September 9:27

Information overload.

The economics of house music
By Mr Ali Miraj - 12 September 14:13

The beat goes on.

"Get lost, you rich bastard"? It was so much ruder than that.
By Mark Nayler - 11 September 18:25

The real translation is not so safe for work.

Will the Davies aviation commission be nobbled?
By Rafael Behr - 10 September 15:57

The Lib Dems are worried that the Tories are trying to skew the report in favour of a third runway.