Opinion from Lord Digby Jones, 2009

UK's Swissed Opportunity

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Lord Digby Jones, speaking at a corporate event in Guernsey recently, referred, with considerable alarm, to the decision of McDonalds to move their European HQ from the UK to Switzerland.

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Selfish protectionism is not the way forward

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Speaking at a dinner in Birmingham in aid of Sense International helping deaf and blind children in Africa, Lord Digby Jones warned against leaders of the developed world succumbing to the pressure from vested interests and putting up protectionist barriers to free trade.

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Digby speaks out for justice

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

To coincide with the launch of Liberty’s Extradition Watch Lord Digby Jones speaks out on a subject in which he has a passionate belief.

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Brave new thoughts

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Massive borrowing by the government may well have helped sort the banking crisis but I wonder if the penny has dropped in some parts of the labour party that borrowing is merely deferred taxation. It has to be repaid by huge hikes in taxes (rendering the country an unattractive place in which to earn a living or take risk and create jobs and wealth) or by big savings in what those taxes are also used for… the provision of public services and those associated costs.

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We must avoid the growing UK Public and Private Sector Apartheid

Published Monday 15 June, 2009

Speaking at the sixth annual Harvey Nash-sponsored Business Breakfast Lord Digby Jones called for moral courage in the UK public sector to remedy years of inefficiency in public service delivery, and to uphold the UK’s standing as a global economic leader and vital trading partner.

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The Currency of Power in the 21st Century

Published Thursday 14 May, 2009

At a time when whole communities have rarely felt less secure and when the economies of democratic capitalism have been shaken to their very core the leaders in our society, be they from politics, business or any of the other vested interests in our communities, must ensure that people (and especially the young) stay on the page of training and skills.

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Public versus Private Sector Debate

Published Thursday 14 May, 2009

In a speech to an audience from all walks of public sector life in Cardiff recently, Lord Digby Jones warned of a growing apartheid between the private and public sectors in the UK.

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