• Archive: Britain

Growth and Inequality

Feb 5

Last night I watched QI and it was all about happiness.  The wonderful thing about QI is that every 30 seconds you have your perceptions challenged.  You look at the TV and say “Eh, what, really“? What made me do the double take last night?  Stephen Fry said that there is a 10% wider gap

Welcome to Church

Jul 25

The Church of England has recently published a guide to the “Top Ten Facts About Christenings“. It is a starter for ten for people making enquiries about their local church and “getting little Timmy ‘done’”.It seems to have picked the same scab that The Weddings Project picked for a lot of vicars….. it educates people

Silent Night

Dec 14

I spotted this guy outside Covent Garden begging/busking.  He’s found a traffic cone and he is playing all of the Christmas Classics on it.  He was very good. Of course this photo doesn’t exist because we don’t have any poor people in the UK.

Britistics

Jul 26

Julz has given me a link to Britistics.  It is a brilliant visualisation of British life in 2011, cutting through the drivel.  Who am I kidding, Julz has a much better way with words. Awesome british statical infographic – everything from time spent arguing to whether we believe more in reincarnation than aliens. Personally I’m