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.
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.
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?
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.
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....................
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.
Published Wednesday 1 October, 2014
Lord Jones Introductory Speech to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party Conference 2014
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.
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!
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