Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

We need honesty from Brexiteers


The news this week emerging from a 14 page document published by David Davis under the title “Future Customs Arrangements” is that there are two options under consideration for our departure from the EU and the transition period and despite … Continue reading

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A vital link from Business to Education


Today the TES online magazine has published an article entitled ‘Colleges should be key in widening access to University’. I agree with the article by Julia Belgutay but don’t believe it goes far enough. There is of course a vital role … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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We need our Big Lottery Refund!


Last week, Crawley MP Henry Smith used his website to encourage his constituents to apply for the Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund. This opportunity exists across the UK. The fund consists of £3M of which one allocation will be £1M and … Continue reading

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Polls are often wrong


The latest poll from YouGov suggests that many of the people who voted to Leave the EU are not concerned if our departure has a damaging impact on the UK economy. I hope that the poll is wrong, and I … Continue reading

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We need a series of studies on our departure from the EU


The decision by Amber Rudd last Thursday to commission a study on the economic impact of immigration from the EU seems excessively late to the party bearing in mind that the Hastings MP has spent more than a year as … Continue reading

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What is so special about today?


An organisation that I have just joined as part of the company I work for is called the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Today they are holding a series of events around the UK. Entitled “Engineering Open House Day” the … Continue reading

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