Friday, August 13, 2004

Interesting things in today's Economist

* In October 2001 the US produced a list of 22 "most-wanted terrorists". Only 3 have been captured or killed.

* 8% of the troops in the British army are foreigners

* The Conservative Party, or the Statist Party as perhaps we should call it, says of the Lib Dem's plan to abolish the DTI, "the Lib Dems don't undetstand that you need a loud and authorative voice for business as the heart of the government".

* The extension of the congestion charge to K&C might actually reduce revenues, as residents will get a resident discount, and they make up a large proportion of the people who currently pay the congestion charge.