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....
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.
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...
Published Wednesday 8 May, 2013
Lord Digby Jones talks about the views of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher and the latest votes for UKIP
Published Monday 8 April, 2013
Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died "peacefully" at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her family has announced.
Published Thursday 21 March, 2013
Marvellous! From next month, 400,000 small businesses will be excluded from paying the pernicious jobs tax; Employers' National Insurance Contributions. The only impost in the Country that taxes job creation not dosh will no longer apply to those employers paying £2,000 pa or less.
Published Tuesday 19 March, 2013
The chances of George Osborne delivering an interesting, inspiring Budget full of BHAG's on Wednesday are about the same as BBC's Rugby Commentator, Eddie Butler, ever delivering an unbiased commentary when England or Wales are playing. That's about the same chance as last Saturday's referee in Cardiff, Steve Walsh, not dishing the English pack in the scrum; ie zilch, nil, nowt!
Published Monday 28 January, 2013
It is becoming tedious to hear (as we did again last week) Labour politicians declaring "of course there must be cuts, but not this one". Even they, amongst the hypocrisy and deceit of party politics, recognise that, to within a margin that is irrelevant when viewing the scale of the deficit, realise there is no alternative to Plan A;
Published Wednesday 16 January, 2013
As I neared the end of my time at the CBI some six years ago now, I remarked privately to politicians of all parties and to various CBI members that I was finding it increasingly and frustratingly difficult to see where the added value was in the UK's continuing membership of the European Union as presently constituted.
Published Thursday 20 December, 2012
Reflecting on the past year, I guess there are some obvious candidates clamouring for "most favoured status". Mo Farrah, Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins ... all deserve accolades. They, and many more from the Olympics and Paralympics, have enriched my memory box forever.