Monday, 16 March 2009

Farewell Stephen

In the recent 'Green Slime' post, Stephen has indicated he's taking a sabbatical from my Blog for a while...

And I just wanted to pay him a small tribute to say thank you and goodbye (but only for a while I hope).

Writing a Blog is only fun when it engages communication, controversy and comment - and Stephen has given us all a brilliant run for our money since he started placing his comments. I know I for one will miss his contributions.

Hurry back soon Stephen - this Blog will be a lot less colourful without you!


Rachel

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

probably been locked up or something.

Kevin said...

No he woulden't have been locked up would he? you yet again stupid person hiding your identity!

I love the blog and will try and post more, but I struggle for time.
I am not stephen! I am Kevin and maybe younger? don't know.

Hope we have all had a great Monday

hani said...

Thank you Stephen for your contributions. I haven't always agreed with you, but I think you have a fearless and original mind. You have made me think long and hard about many things, and I have learn't a lot from you. I hope you don't carry as much anger and bitterness as you sometimes sound like you do, although I'm sure a lot of that comes from caring too much. Take care and best wishes to your family.
Hani

JIM said...

maybe hes gone off to do some real work for once.

JIM

JIM said...

maybe hes gone off to do some real work for once.

JIM

Anonymous said...

go fuck yourself jim, stephen is a good guy, full of sincerity, always helping others.

hope everything is OK with you stephen.

Kevin said...

Such a shame we have another Anonymous person leaving a strange and unreasonable comment!

Why do this, is it attention you crave?
Difficult child perhaps?, Never satisfied? Anonymous's are Dull.
Well don't clog the blog and simply "go".

Rachel may be sending a post about this soon Not sure, but it is soon April 6th when the new Tax year dawns, and I am worried for the rate of the old ISA??

I hope It will give as good as it can for 2009/10.
And theese ISA are only running until around 2012 anyway so what then?, do we think the goverment will ask for a percentage? ha!

Also I was in a meeting today and some of my Directors feel that this UK Goverment, has a secret mission to eventually Introduce the Euro to the Uk, in a way to sell it to us that this is our only hope out of Recession/Depression whatever it is being called in the Media.

Kev

Mr C said...

Kev

Good to see that your directors have such a great grasp of economics then. There has never been a worse time to consider entry into the Euro. You may not have noticed but the BoE has been quite active recently to try and support the UK economy. If we joined the Euro monetary policy decisions shift to the ECB. Furthermore, because of the structure of the EU and ECB, measures such as quantitative easing are pretty much impossible inside the Euro zone.

If you don't believe me, look at what is happening in the EU outside the big economies of Germany, France and Netherlands. The smaller countries are suffering far more than we are here partly because of structural problems in their economies but also because they don't have the flexibility to really manage their economy as it is lumped into the EU block where the big economies rule. Consensus between the big economies in the EU is also proving hard.

If it wasn't so hard to leave the Euro I think some of the members would be out like a shot.

Any government contemplating joining the Euro now would be have to be a government with no economic sense whatsoever....hang on maybe your directors are not so stupid after all...!

C

Anonymous said...

While we have diverted away from Stephen, and we are onto money, just thought I would say that: According to our Bank Manager (Corporate) from lloyds, apparently we, the general public will be getting 12% back on our investment (our Tax that Gordon Brown kindly gave to them), into the ailing banks in a couple of years time.

Haha, watch this space!!!!!!!!!!

Mr A Dragon said...

All the best Stephen - get well soon!

"Such a shame we have another Anonymous person leaving a strange and unreasonable comment!"

As a so-called "Anonymouse", I have seen the error of my ways, thanks "Kev".

So I shall reveal myself to all - I am "Bob".

Now will people please stop accusing me of being anonymous!

Thanks,

Bob

Anonymous said...

Thats a great idea Mr A Dragon, sorry Bob, I will now follow suit and call myself Harry.

This great we all know who is who now.

Harry

Kev said...

Hello Harry/bob,

I agree with you Mr C and they were speculating as in a "worst case scenario" way.

Personally I would hate the UK to enter the euro, but one day it is going to happen..

Kev

Anonymous said...

Well, I hope it doesn't happen, the euro in my opinion is destroying trade, having differing valuing of currencies makes the wheels of the economy turn.

Fluctuating currencies means that each country will import at the best value of the day, one day we buy from France and sell to Spain, the next day we buy from Spain and sell to Germany....etc etc.

It's a like looking for the best deal on the day.

A bit like a bank looking at the in's & out's of your business account, if it is on a continuous level they worry, banks like to see peeks and troughs in the day to day/month to month to workings of our accounts, it means there is an abundance of activity.

Harry

Kev said...

Farewell Stephen, Today we must all say Farewell Jade.

I feel so sorry for those kids, and the MEDIA being there all the time..

At least she has made millions.

Kev

Anonymous said...

MEDIA?

Ms Elnaugh Dismisses Ingenious Acronym perhaps?

As for Jade, I am sure it is hard on the kids but don't knock the media (or MEDIA). After all it has provided for her kids.

C

Anonymous said...

MS ELnaugh, Yeah KEV u sound like an idiot freak and ms elnaugh who you seem to be a fan of has not filed her accounts on companies house.

J

Anonymous said...

J, what difference does it make to you wether Ms Elnaugh has filed her accounts or not.

You nosey git!!!!!!!

Harry

Mr C said...

Like Stephen I too am now bowing out temporarily from this blog. Sadly the need to get more involved with my businesses has intervened.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

C

Mr A Dragon said...

Goodbye C!

You were one of the only few sane people on here - come back soon!

Bob