Stories by Matthew JC. Powell

Taxing times

OK, we've survived the doom and gloom, and GST D-Day has come and gone. If there was mass chaos in the streets, I didn't notice it. I did enjoy watching John Howard's tour of the trenches on the news, though. Wherever he went, crowds screamed abuse and praise in roughly equal measure, and lots of people bought him beer and coffee. I'm sure there's something very cruel to say about that, but I won't.

Customer disservice

Although still a Web shopper, Matthew JC. Powell isn't quite so much of a fan anymore . . .