Saturday too

1. Just saw this but it’s behind a paywall at the Telegraph:

A combination of poor performance against an “ambitious budget”, delays in achieving operational efficiencies, underperforming contracts, delays to a property consultancy project and lower-than-planned property utilisation have all contributed to the decline in operating profits.

British management?

2.  David Platt QC, on Corbyn’s broadband takeover:

Ask any local authority tenant how long government takes to fix a leaky loo in your home (and to what standard) and you have your metric for broadband nationalisation. It is a recipe for technological stasis and total systemic collapse.

3. Meanwhile, the Venetian story continues:

Commenter Edward: ‘Build your city in a salt marsh, expect this sort of thing to happen from time to time.

4. You might differ of course but didn’t think it was so interesting this time:

4. Lastly, if you’re stuck for a Christmas idea:

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]