I’m sorry there’s no money left

“Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam Byrne …… Read More

Dear Ed

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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Verbal Jewels

I am penning these verbal jewels (I appreciate that is a matter of opinion!) from my balcony on board the Seabourn Odyssey Read More

Spring has Sprung

As you turn these pages, think, did you see a bright yellow daffodil today? Have you seen a lamb in the fields, croci (typing “crocuses” is just fraught with problems!) or buds on the trees?
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Campaign-fest 2015

Well here we are, deep in the middle of “Campaign-fest”!
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“Set Business Free”

I fear that educationalists, environmentalists, trades unionists, politicians and (dare I say it!?) some journalists just don’t get it; they think it grows on trees! The penny hasn’t dropped: without the money that business makes, without the profits that flow from businesses, large and small, there would be no tax, no employment, no public sector.

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February! Umph!

Dark when you get up; dark when you leave work; wet; cold; the joy of Christmas but a distant memory…..oh! Except the bill for the credit card that paid for it all that now needs sorting. And Spring, new-born lambs, daffodils, light mornings and the clocks going forward, is still someway off. Umph! And again I say Umph!
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