Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

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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The Mobile Menace

Published Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Entire families are quite capable of sitting in a restaurant as a foursome, probably something that is not so regularly achieved back home given the pressures of working lives, and each member is glued to their individual mobile device, in silence, favouring the umbilical cord of technological bonding and entertainment to that good ol' fashioned past time.....CONVERSATION

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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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Don't just stand there... Do something!

Published Friday 20 September, 2013

Globalisation doesn't take prisoners". "This is Asia's Century". "Export or die". Through inactivity, vacillation, timorous party political back-sliding, those we elect to govern us are in the process of destroying one of the few globally competitive positions we hold.... A great trading nation... Simply by doing NOTHING.

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And we call this democracy!

Published Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The current electoral system is not delivering experienced quality into the gene pool from which the British people can choose those who can lead our Nation...

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Thatcher's Funeral and Four-Party Politics......The Connection.

Published Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Lord Digby Jones talks about the views of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher and the latest votes for UKIP

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