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.

The law was broken – Is an apology really sufficient?


If a retailer or publican sold alcohol or cigarettes to people under the legal age would their offer to apologise be considered acceptable? As another comparison would a business that sells weapons be allowed to apologise for selling them to … Continue reading

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LEPs like Coast to Capital need a major strategy change


The appointment of Julie Kapsalis as the new Vice Chair of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is clearly very good news, as she will understand a number of aspects of the regions business interests. Her appointment is vital, … Continue reading

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The Absurd concepts behind Farage’s fear attacks


According to the tweet on the right hand side, Nigel is angry that some British MPs (who together represent 3 nations and Northern Ireland) have been making contact with the EU nations Government contacts. Presumably he has forgotten that this … Continue reading

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US grass may not be so green after the shackles are removed!


A few days ago on Radio 4 I heard Donald Trump stating “There is tremendous potential in that trade deal. I say probably two or even three times of what we’re doing right now.” It turns out that the piece … Continue reading

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A very helpful list of recommendations


Its very easy to believe that starting a business depends on having funds that can be borrowed from a commercial setting and of course that  sometimes can be a necessary aspect for a business. The company I work for gets … Continue reading

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Boris did not get a very long Honeymoon


It would be very easy to feel a bit sorry for Boris Johnson right now, if only his behaviour and attitude had been more open and genuine over the last decade or two. He was appointed by his party as … Continue reading

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George and his colleagues must answer questions if they seek credibility


The concept that the Government members of the House of Lords are entitled to ignore questions that they get asked has arisen in a number of examples over the last few months. At one point it appeared that Elizabeth Sugg … Continue reading

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