The arts graduates at The Guardian try numbersJune 20, 2012 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch7 CommentsWriting in the Guardian, Nick Clegg reveals 1,800 companies in FTSE-100 will publish greenhouse gas figures from April Facepalm. see more Lolcats and funny pictures previousA Geoffrey Lean question that we can answernextRitchie calls for state slavery 7 thoughts on “The arts graduates at The Guardian try numbers” Frances Coppola June 20, 2012 at 11:09 am SNORK!! Serf June 20, 2012 at 11:09 am The FTSE 100 is a tardis DocBud June 20, 2012 at 11:15 am Another error is the following: “Public companies in the UK are to become the first in the world forced to publish full details of the greenhouse gasses they produce” This has been happening in Australia for sometime: http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/National-Greenhouse-and-Energy-Reporting/Pages/default.aspx Large companies now devote huge amounts of time, money and effort determining their emissions, often under the supervision of a Group Emissions Manager or some such and his or her staff. So while those with proper jobs have additional tasks to distract them, some who would otherwise be unemployed now have had a non-job created just for them. The UK should stop worrying, when Australia introduces its carbon tax on 1 July, climate change will stop and we’ll all live happily ever after, especially those (i.e. Labor voters) who will be over compensated for the costs of the tax and so will be better off. Us rich gits will be worse off but at least we’ll know that we’ll never again face an extreme weather event. DocBud June 20, 2012 at 11:30 am Talking of non-jobs, all this bollocks keeps utterly useless, sanctimonious wankers like Andrew Raingold off the streets and off benefits. Presumably he and his ilk would find some other teat to suckle on and something else to preach on if they didn’t have this opportunity to interfere in the lives of productive members of society. Alex June 20, 2012 at 11:53 am Not quite as stupid as it seems. FTSE-100 listed companies are usually members of large groups of companies, and it is quite probable that they could have many more than 1,800 subsidiaries whose performance is reported as part of the Annual Report to shareholders. Tim adds: Yes, that’s a nice try. But the text makes it clear that Clegg is referrring to all listed companies, not just to the FTSE 100. It really is the subs being idiots. bloke in spain June 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm And the subtext to Alex’s comment is that politicians are idiots so we have to make allowances for that. Why? Care in the community? Falco June 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm I believe you were looking for this: http://500motivators.com/plog-content/thumbs/motivate/me/large/128-double-facepalm-when-the-fail-is-so-strong-one-facepalm-is-not-enough.jpg Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.