Funding for Lending: Osborne’s latest wheeze to kickstart economy | Business | The Guardian

Conservative Party (UK)

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This is a good article from Heather Stewart in the Guardian. Check it out!

Funding for Lending: Osborne’s latest wheeze to kickstart economy | Business | The Guardian

For me, it looks like another desperate measure from a desperate Chancellor. I am amazed that backbench Tory MPs are not looking for a new Chancellor to improve their chances at the next election. The likes of David Cameron and his Cabinet will get rich pickings in other fields if the Conservatives suffer heavy losses in the next election but backbench MPs should perhaps be worrying about their next career.

What do you think?

Cyber Security – Eurobarometer Special Surveys – European Commission

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This European Commission report on Cyber Security is well worth a read.

Eurobarometer Special Surveys – European Commission.

I was surprised at how widespread were concerns about cyber crime. The variations in internet usage and perceptions of risks by country was demonstrated in colourful graphics. Overall, I was disappointed that the EU had funded this survey but there were no suggestions on both policy and personal measures to reduce the risk of cyber security.  

What do you think of the report? Do you think that it represents good value for money for the EU citizen?