Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

"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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We Are Free

Published Friday 24 February, 2017

As I curl up in front of a roaring log fire this February Sunday afternoon, the weak sun washing the grey sky with a strange half-light and "out there" looking very cold, nursing a most acceptable glass of Pinotage from the Cape, I am reflecting on just how lucky we, in this Island Nation of ours, really are.

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I wish you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2017

Published Thursday 29 December, 2016

As I get older, as, last year, a few dear friends slipped this mortal coil far too early but, in their desperately sad passing, gave us what Wordsworth called Intimations of Mortality, as I see so much hate and selfishness in this World yet also never cease to be amazed by the kindness of others

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At the end of the day, it all boils down to Trade….

Published Thursday 29 December, 2016

With the Supreme Court deliberating in the grandfather of all reality tv shows and with MPs apparently talking of little else as they selfishly seek party or individual political advantage (plus ca change.......!), one could be forgiven for thinking that Brexit and how it will all pan out is actually a Westminster Show.

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