Saturday, 24 January 2009

Really, Really Serious

Strauss-Kahn says things don't look good:
the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, predicted that the economic downturn will cause more unrest.

"[It could happen] almost everywhere, in Europe certainly, and also in emerging countries," he said. "You've had some strikes that look like normal, usual strikes, but it may worsen in the coming months."

Asked which countries were most at risk, Mr Strauss-Kahn mentioned Hungary, Ukraine, Latvia and Belarus. "It can be my own country [France], the UK, it can be eastern Europe," he said.

"The situation is really, really serious," he added.
(from EUobserver)

And over at PJC, Ian Parker-Joseph has uncovered another bit of New Labour nastiness in the Coroners and Justice Bill being debated in parliament: the intention to raise court fees ('to return civil fees in the higher courts to full-cost levels'). Justice is an expensive business under New Labour.

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