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.

MPs who really care about business needs


It is very disappointing that the letter which is shown here was signed by so few (46) Tory MPs. The truth is that their party claims to be one that is focused on the needs of business. Indeed a few … Continue reading

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A hollow sounding Industrial Strategy


On Tuesday two events took place in the House of Commons that displayed how incoherent the Government is over one of its high profile ‘solutions’ to the needs of businesses for trained individuals that the Government has claimed is needed. … Continue reading

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Small Businesses need a Minister who understands their challenges


In the light of the unexpected departure of Andrew Griffith from his post as Minister of State for small businesses on Friday night, it is vital that the Government appoints someone who understands how small businesses operate and their needs … Continue reading

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David Lidington gives a bent PIN to businesses


When Governments and other public sector bodies carry out procurement they are meant to follow a specific pattern of behaviour that is designed to enable businesses and even charities in some cases to prepare their efforts to ensure that as … Continue reading

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A short list of very limited priorities


In the light of the NATO summit which Trump and May have just attended it is perhaps understandable that they are going to extend the focus of that event on the Armed Forces by spending time visiting a secret place … Continue reading

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Our Government is like a bad naïve parent


Observing  James Brokenshire on Marr this morning helps to demonstrate how our Government is heading at high speed into a very narrow culdesac over its wishes to achieve Brexit.  He is asked what attitude this Government has towards Business, in … Continue reading

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Helpful words from the MP for Rolls Royce


On Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions, the MP for Chichester, Gillian Keegan asked a valuable question that succinctly explains why our industrial heritage and contemporary economy will collapse if we end up with a hard Brexit. Despite the rather half … Continue reading

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