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.

Are we at a tipping point?


The property inequality in the UK reminds me of the visit I made in the mid 1980’s to Monaco. As we observed the amazing boats in the harbour, many of which were empty at the time, the high rise towers … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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My take on a few of the promises


The following is my piece in todays Argus: Now that all of the main parties have published their manifestos it is interesting to see some of the elements that have been included. I confess my focus has been on the … Continue reading

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The urgent need for food security


In the light of the NHS IT crisis last weekend, it would be easy to assume that the UK is under greatest threat from ransomware and similar attacks, and indeed in the short term and in an acute way that … Continue reading

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A nation in desperate need of change


This morning there are reports from various sources of how many vacancies or impending vacancies exist in the NHS and our state run educational service. The high levels of vacancies for Nurses estimated at some 40,000 or 11% of the … Continue reading

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What a supine Government we have had


According to the summary of a report of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that was published just over a year ago on 4th April 2016 “HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is not doing enough to tackle tax fraud, … Continue reading

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Is our economy strong enough?


The interview with Theresa May on Marr on Sunday must surely rank as one of the most appalling public presentations of the Conservative Party disdain for the rest of society in recent years. The reference to nurses relying on foodbanks … Continue reading

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