Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

100 Years ago this Christmas

Published Tuesday 9 December, 2014

One Hundred Years ago this Christmas some British and German troops in the freezing trenches in France stopped trying to blow or shoot each other to bits for just a few hours, hoisted the flag of truce and, venturing out from their stinking trenches into No-man's Land.

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Lord Jones - Conservative Party Conference 2014

Published Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Lord Jones Introductory Speech to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party Conference 2014

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Independence from what exactly?

Published Monday 1 September, 2014

With just over a couple of weeks to go to an event where a small minority of a Nation could well destroy my Country without any participation from the majority (some exercise in democracy that, Mr Salmond!) I do not intend here to rehearse again the reasons why the constituent parts of the United Kingdom would be better off being together rather than apart.

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Whoever forms a Government after next year's General Election, don't throw it all away!

Published Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Everywhere I go around the Country, each business I visit, large & small, the story is the same: the UK is doing rather well!

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The Vote on Assisted Dying

Published Thursday 17 July, 2014

There are certain issues in our Society of a non-economic or foreign policy nature that conjure up strongly held views for and against, that are often so contentious that people can see and understand (if not agree with) both sides of the argument

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Why does all this matter?

Published Friday 2 May, 2014

Over the next year, dear reader, we are all going to be subsumed in a psephological delight; bet that's a surprise! Psephos is Classical Greek for a pebble and that is what was caste by the first users of a democratic form of Government to register their vote. I reckon that the slaves doing the bidding of those early Democrats didn't feel a particularly participative atmosphere about the whole exercise, but all great systems have to start somewhere! So that tiny pebble in ancient Athens gave its name to the study of elections: psephology. And we are sure going to have a few of those coming our way over the next twelve months.

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You can stop this appalling situation, Home Secretary

Published Thursday 13 March, 2014

Yet another British subject is about to be badly let down by our Government

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Thoughts For The New Year

Published Thursday 2 January, 2014

Thoughts For The New Year from Lord Digby Jones.

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Leaving is not such an unattractive option.

Published Friday 8 November, 2013

In UK businesses, small and large, there are definite signs of greater economic activity. The not-so-good news is that we still have it all to do. But we're held back by a European club which will undo our progress.

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What is really holding us back?

Published Monday 23 September, 2013

In UK businesses small and large, there are the definite signs of greater economic activity and more confidence. Not a boom but all the indicators are pointing in the right direction. That is the good news; the not-so-good news is that we still have it all to do....

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