Category Archives: Journalism

We need a Small & Micro Enterprise Champion


On Wednesday in Parliament a brief debate took place on the subject of ‘Prompt Payment Code’ which relates to the speed with which contractors pay their suppliers. One of the themes touched upon explicitly by several MPs was the issue … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a free dinner!


When senior Tories such as Amber Rudd and Theresa May challenge the Labour Party for believing the nation possesses a money tree to fund their policies, it is disturbing that they are capable of finding one when their own politics … Continue reading

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Lost Leader of the Free World


Today’s blog is based on my column in the Argus Newspaper: The concept of the ‘free world’ has its origins in World War II when the nations fighting the axis powers described themselves as the free world in contrast to … Continue reading

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The need for transparency on our screens


A few weeks ago David Goodhart appeared on the BBC Sunday Morning programme ‘The Big Questions’. David is Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration for a think tank called Policy Exchange. Ten days later Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and … Continue reading

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Silence is hard to achieve


The last few hours since the terrible attack on Westminster have seen a wide range of responses from people some of which are almost as appalling as the attack itself. Two public responses that have stood out came from Simon … Continue reading

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Donald needs a Claudia


Its a sad indication of how impoverished my political education is, that I ‘know’ more about the workings of the West Wing of the White House through the TV programme of the same name than from any other source. In … Continue reading

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Another hard days night


The image shown here was taken by Eddie Mitchell @brightonsnapper who was out working last night during storm Angus. However as much as his photograph shows his dedication  to his art, the real dedication was that shown by Fire Officers … Continue reading

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