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Britain: A Nation of Shoplifters

Britain: A Nation of Shoplifters

 Shoplifters have cost UK stores £4.4bn in the last year, adding £180 to the average shopping bill of every family.

The Boy Done Good (Or How Wayne Rooney Managed to Double His Wages in Three Easy Steps)

The Boy Done Good (Or How Wayne Rooney Managed to Double His Wages in Three Easy Steps)

With a plot line more twisty than a drive through the Alps, full of turns that Johan Cruyff would be proud of and thicker than, well, your average 25 year old footballer, Wayne Rooney (25) has finally pledged his allegiance to Manchester United for the next five years.

The UK Apprentice Is Back! Reality TV Just Got Better

The UK Apprentice Is Back! Reality TV Just Got Better

As the northern hemisphere autumn rolls in, it means only two things: shocking weather and increasing amounts of reality TV in the prime time TV schedules. TV schedules, I hasten to add, already bursting with reality TV.

The Times They Are A-Changing

The Times They Are A-Changing

Given recent debate about the cost of replacing the UK’s nuclear deterrent, do we actually still need it in the 21st century?

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘fat capital’ of Europe, according to researchers from the University of Madrid’s School of Medicine. Huzzah! We’re leading Europe in yet another category, along with teenage pregnancies and knife crime.

Britain's Big Society is Coming... With Added Oomph

Britain's Big Society is Coming... With Added Oomph

“It’s not a cover for anything”, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on the TV the other day…hmm, not 100% certain about that, Dave. Methinks the toff doth protest too much.

What Next For Paul The Psychic Octopus?

What Next For Paul The Psychic Octopus?

Paul the Psychic Octopus has been the only successful Brit at the FIFA World Cup. Yup, he was born in Britain and moved Germany when a, erm…kid? (Pup? Octupuslet? What the heck do you call a baby octopus?)

Crowd Sourcing Policy...As Daft As It Sounds

Crowd Sourcing Policy...As Daft As It Sounds

 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg  (pictured, delivering the punchline to his now famous "Honk, Honk!" joke) has been given a project by his boss, David Cameron to tidy up the statute books and clear out some of the old, pointless, annoying and frankly ridiculous laws in the U

An Exasperated 'C’mon Eng-ger-land'

An Exasperated 'C’mon Eng-ger-land'

I’ve just been watching England ‘play’ football. I use the term loosely, as for my money, optimistically launching the ball up the pitch to some furrow-ploughing clod who then falls over doesn’t really constitute the beautiful game.

UK To Copy Canada..?

UK To Copy Canada..?

So the UK is copying Canada. Who copies Canada, in anything, ever?