I remember only too well when I was a budding City slicker, bright eyed and bushy tailed, a mop of blond hair, keen to please,looking forward expectantly to a long holiday weekend of a late Friday afternoon, sun streaming...
The great irony of 2018 is the world is a more dangerous place than it was before the collapse of the Soviet Union.  How can this be so? The amazing paradox is when the West faced the Soviet Union across...
The relationship between administrative systems and family well-being is long established. IDDE have shown recently working with the Heritage Foundation the marked correlation between strong electoral input and economic freedom, with the not unnatural result GDP per capita is...
We hear of the proposed £60 billion pay off to the EU.  It grows everyday.  The extraordinary aspect of this whole sorry affair is the complete lack of professionalism in these negotiations. Possibly no surprise as the participants are all...
The pending May election is beginning to take on an Alice in Wonderland quality. It is generally undisputed that in the western democracies the electorate go to the polls to judge the current or indeed future administrations on the...
In the past hundred years, the annual service at the cenotaph has shown our sad leaders and politicians of every hue stand with heads bowed in prayer to honour our war dead. Those politicians more often than not wore...
The original concept of democracy as envisaged by the ancient Athenians was a society which governed itself under the guiding hand of citizens who were the contributors to that society.To use the American expression, they had ‘skin in the...
In labeling NATO a dangerous “anacronym” the general has chosen the perfect title for his timely essay pointing out that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has morphed from a strictly defensive pact, governed by tightly worded treaty terms, into...
I venture some observations on the concept of money, some if not all of which readers of this website will be familiar but worth setting down for those not keen on sitting by the pool this summer with Schlicter's Paper Money...
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The Fiscal Gap

I wonder what would happen if our bank manager called us in because he was worried about our spending.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer of course has no bank manager in the way we do.  But he has a...

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