Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

Relative Decline

Published Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Whether it's business, sport or politics one of the greatest dangers to continued and sustainable success is when those in charge, those who make and implement the big decisions, look at progress being made, results that please and (whilst making the usual management platitudes about "always seeking to improve" or "never settling for second-best") settle down for more of the same; big problem......

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My Post Election Offering

Published Sunday 17 May, 2015

As I pen this, the sun is shining on a chilly but bright Sunday in May. The media (print, TV, radio and social) is awash with the impact, fall-out, personal narrative, consequences and views following the cataclysmic events of the UK General Election just a few days ago on Thursday 7th May 2015.

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Thank heavens!

Published Friday 8 May, 2015

Well ........a victory for Ed Miliband's "hard working families"!!! They spoke yesterday, not politicians, and said loudly and clearly just what they wanted: more of the same; this Country had not put up with five years of enormous difficulty and sacrifice to throw it all up at the last. "We have not come this far to fail now" echoed yesterday through Polling Stations across the Land.

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I'm sorry there's no money left

Published Wednesday 6 May, 2015

"Dear chief secretary, I'm afraid there is no money. Kind regards - and good luck! Liam Byrne ...........read the note left for the Coalition Government in 2010 by the outgoing Labour Administration.

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Dear Ed

Published Friday 24 April, 2015

Dear Ed Miliband, A few themes have developed over the past few days and I have listened to people from all walks of life in various parts of the Country, to the point that I feel compelled to write to you and ask for your views on a few issues. If you become Prime Minister, how do you answer these points?

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Campaign-fest 2015

Published Friday 20 March, 2015

Well here we are, deep in the middle of "Campaign-fest"! That five-yearly spectacle worthy of a David Attenborough Special; a display by a rare sub-group of Homo sapiens where a few thousand out of some sixty four million (could be sixty five by now, it just depends on how many trucks have arrived at Dover!) indulge in psephological courtship for a short mating season of just three weeks.

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"Set Business Free"

Published Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Spend, spend, spend! It seems that's all people want to talk about; Spend now, Spend later, ring-fence spending, delay spending, increase spending, cut spending....................

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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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