British business finds itself in the dock today because of the collapse of BHS and the behaviour of Sir Philip Green, but the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, as MPs described it, does not mean that capitalism is to blame.
“Our Country is made for globalisation”; when I was Minister of State for Trade and Investment I would repeat these words at every opportunity; I even heard the Prime Minister at the time, Gordon Brown, use them in a speech or two as well.
The ordinary Brit has looked the Global Establishment Elite (be they from politics, business, trades unions or the media) squarely in the face and said “my democratic freedom is not for sale”.
There are few sights more likely to stoke up the feeling amongst the UK Electorate that they “have had enough”, that they “are being ignored”, that “no-one understands nor cares” Read More
I am writing this in the warm glow of a gorgeous Summer’s evening, on the terrace at home looking down a lush green garden (a lot of rain in May saw to that!) with a glass of cool, golden Thatcher’s Cider to hand; Read More
There are 56 words in the Lords Prayer. The Ten Commandments took 297 words to encapsulate a Code for Life. The Founding Fathers of the USA took 1300 words to write The Declaration of Independence.
Along with thousands of businesses in the UK, small and large, one of the companies I chair can’t get enough skilled people. Oh for ten engineers to fall out of the sky like manna from heaven!