Thursday, 3 July 2008

found on MSN website today...

Darling says oil price "real problem"

Darling says oil price "real problem" (© REUTERS2008)


LONDON (Reuters) - The oil price is a real problem and production needs to rise, Chancellor Alistair Darling said on Thursday.

In a radio interview with the BBC, Darling said high oil prices were feeding inflationary pressures not just in Britain but around the world.

"Oil was yesterday over $140 a barrel. When you consider that a year ago it was half that, this is a real problem for us," he said.

"We have got to ensure two things I think. One is that we can increase production of oil in the short term but also in the longer term we have got to reduce our dependency, particularly for our country, on imported levels of oil and gas."

(Reporting by Sumeet Desai and Jeremy Lovell; editing by Mike Peacock)

Monday, 30 June 2008

4 years to the olympics-stadium gets started 3 months early

a quick catch up with the east london advertiser

JCB are doing their bit too. Very lovely.

new broadband

wow, broadband prices are so low right now. I've had to switch ISP. Slightly limbo position as I'm not quite sure when the service will swop over. I am in control of that, once everything is in place.

Exciting times.

as I haven't put anything up for a while

seen this in a email