Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

“Walking By On The Other Side” Is No Longer An Option

Published Friday 13 April, 2018

“In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist....

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Apples and Pears

Published Tuesday 6 February, 2018

I am writing this on the Eurostar gambolling along at 200 mph under the English Channel heading back to Blighty just after an incredibly revelatory meeting in Brussels in which I was privileged to participate; I am so “full of it” that I am wasting no time in sharing it all with you, It has changed my thinking.

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So Do The Deal Now EU!

Published Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Imagine the scene: a Remoaner or one of the Corbynistas has found in an ad the car that they want on sale at ten grand. So they call the number and say:- “I want the car; I’m offering you less than the ten grand but if you refuse to accept less I won’t walk away; oh, and I don’t want to see the car before I do the deal.” How bonkers is that!

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What part of 'NO' do you not understand?

Published Saturday 9 September, 2017

I have just been watching one of those press conferences with David Davies for the UK and Michel Barnier for the EU. I am left, in these early days of September with an immediate choice:

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"twas a damn close-run thing"

Published Monday 12 June, 2017

To steal from Wellington's Victory Speech after the Battle of Waterloo just over 200 years ago: " 'twas a damn close-run thing". 

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Your vote has never mattered more

Published Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Unless you were, say, fifteen or over in 1979 (so that would make you turning fifty today) you have no idea about what happens to this Country when you let Socialists get their fingers in the cookie jar.

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Kiss goodbye to hundreds of thousands of good (not low-paid) jobs & billions in tax!

Published Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Both as Boss of the CBI and then as UK Trade Minister I spent a lot of time overseas, persuading big (and not so big) foreign businesses and governments to invest in our Country, to make money and pay tax in our Country, to create jobs in our Country.

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What a Surprise!

Published Friday 28 April, 2017

Well well well! That caught everyone completely off guard, not least Your's truly! So it's to be a General Election on 8th June. That woman's got balls, that's for sure; and the Nation admires strong, decisive Leadership. Even if some people don't like it, they respect it ......... and vote for it.

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Whatever happened to the forthright, very public exercise of common sense?

Published Tuesday 11 April, 2017

It's two o'clock in the morning. Kenneth Hugill, an 83 year-old farmer in Wilberfoss, East Yorkshire, whose isolated farm has been plagued by crime, wakes up and hears a car nearby.

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Don't Get Mad, Get Even

Published Wednesday 22 March, 2017

"Don't get mad, get even" was a piece of advice given me many years ago as I honed my negotiating skills as a corporate lawyer. There is only one thing worse than "losing it" in doing a deal or in public life for that matter.....and that's letting it show.

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