In number terms Fiskal Policy is bigger than the Queen.
And, like her family, people have often asked how long it would survive, especially during the weeks of January 2021 where episodes were not of the highest quality, with Jerry Springer and mittens being particular lowlights.
But it has survived and that’s down to all of you reading this in 130 countries across the world. Thank you very much to all of you.
So, now this blog has reached its 100th episode, here are the top 10 most read – for any of you who have missed one.
Back in June 2020 Fiskal Policy took a look at the Channel 4 docu-drama Murder in the Car Park, about the death of private investigator Daniel Morgan. I also interviewed his brother Alastair about his fight for justice.
New York City can be a great place but it doesn’t have a Wawa. In February this year I outlined some of the highlights and told of my journey to New Jersey to get a sandwich.
I’ve never been a particular fan of the baking show because all they seem to do is bake. But in September 2020 I tried to understand what the fuss was all about and was left feeling underwhelmed.
This piece about last year’s London mayoral election is probably the closest Fiskal Policy has got to the kind of story I used to write in one of my old jobs. While Sadiq Khan triumphed in the race to be the capital’s leader, the real battle was between Count Binface and Laurence Fox.
Last summer all the people, so many people, enjoyed the Crystal Palace parklife at South Facing Festival, which included sets from Supergrass and The Streets. I’m very grateful to festivalgoers for sending me pictures to use with the piece.
The headline says it all. Motherland: Fort Salem is an incredible show and you need to watch it.
This time last year I was living in Islington, north London, while part of my flat was being repaired. Being in that part of London meant I could walk to a lot of nice places, have some meals outside, enjoy myself by the canal, look at fibreglass sharks, and learn a lot about life.
Second in the Fiskal Policy top 10 is this piece which got a lot of love from people in Croydon because it shatters a lot of the usual stereotypes.
But beating them all off and taking the top spot is an episode which was really fun to put together while wondering how the f____ the event could have been allowed to happen.
With readers all over the world devouring the story about a man dressed in a rainbow monkey costume with his butt exposed and a large dildo hanging between his legs, it is no surprise that this library-based tale scooped the top spot in the ‘Fiskal Policy pop charts’.
Stay safe for another week!