Dick of the Year 2011

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Dick of the Year – Dave Hartnett

This is (probably) the final nomination for 2011′s Dick of the Year award. We will open voting tomorrow. Nobody expects The Telegraph to like the taxman, but when they’re criticising him for not charging big businesses enough tax, you know he’s got to be pretty dodgy. Dave Hartnett, the Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC, [...]

Dick of the Year – Andrew Lansley

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award. To submit your own nomination email around 200 words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org by the end of Friday. Voting will open on New Year’s Day. In the second year of the coalition, Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill, one of [...]

Dick of the Year – David Starkey

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award from Liz Ely. To submit your own nomination email 200 or so words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. Nominations will close and voting begin at New Year. Q. Why would you deem it appropriate to ask a Tudor historian to talk [...]

Not Dick of the Year – Jeremy Clarkson

This is not a nomination for our Dick of the Year award by Roddy Shippin. If you want to nominate someone (or un-nominate them) email 2-300 words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. Many worthy candidates have already been put forward for this most prestigious of phallic-themed humiliations, but rather than nominate another I would [...]

Dick of the Year – Narendra Modi

This is a nomination for Dick of the Year from Nishma Doshi. If you want to nominate someone, please email 200ish words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org India. A picture of the colonial success: income inequality has doubled in the last couple of decades, society is still stratified along strict caste/class/religious lines, and neoliberalism [...]

Dick of the Year – Jeremy Clarkson

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award from Liz Ely. To submit your own nomination email 200 or so words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. We’ll close nominations on Saturday and open voting in the New Year. For me, Dick of the Year is an award that might [...]

Dick of the Year – credit rating agencies

These 3 companies are the guardians of the masters of the universe. Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard and Poor are tasked by the world of finance with assessing the risk of loans. It is them who tell investors what the safety is of a particular package of mortgages, or a given government. But in 2007 something [...]

Dick of the Year – Scott Walker

It took me a while to think of who to nominate for 2011′s Dick of the Year award; there have been a lot of good candidates: Jeremy Clarkson, David Starkey, Jean Quan, Johann Hari, everyone who scabbed on N30, Occupy Glasgow,… But in the end I settled on (Governor of the Year) Scott Walker. Scott, for [...]

Dick of the Year – Scotland For Marriage

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award from Kate Harris. To submit your nomination email 200 (or so) words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. My nomination goes to the flagship anti-gay-rights organisation Scotland For Marriage and all who dwell in her, particularly Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Scotland’s most high-profile [...]

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