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Gross and Stumpy discuss a deal

Derek Gross is not a nice man as we know the word “nice”.  He is the son of a German refugee (Grosz) who settled in West Ham in the 1940s and made his way trading bathroom furniture until a London … Continue reading

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Confucius and Stallone

Another vignette from the UK’s mainly benign but sometimes barbaric low carbon dictatorship … Sir Heinz Klaxon-Schmitt, Minister of Finance, glanced out of the window of the prime minister’s office.  He looked at the crowd milling in the square below … Continue reading

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The ultimate gridlock

As reported in Environmental Finance (March 2012) over a hundred cases have been filed in the US courts against companies accused of causing global warming.  Plaintiffs include states such as California and Connecticut, property owners and Eskimos. This is the … Continue reading

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The revenge of Greg Gloom, Part 7: The prophecy

As no one came, Mai Wei let himself in through the blue door.  Immediately inside to the left another door: “Mrs Humpish”.  On his right next to a light switch, a piece of paper sellotaped to the wall: “Upstairs for … Continue reading

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The revenge of Greg Gloom, Part 6: The target

Mai Wei woke fresh from a deep and satisfying sleep.  He spent ten minutes doing exercises and showered in luke-warm water.  He took the stairs down to the restaurant for breakfast.  All part of his new regime.  He drank up … Continue reading

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