Ponder for a moment, if you will, do you drive a 1950s car. Or listen to a 1950s wireless. Or perhaps still use an old Bakelite telephone. What about typewriters, television or calculating machine? Of course, you don’t. So...
It has been a source of constant amazement to me after 35 years in the City and ten in politics how few people understand money , I do not mean the scatter brained amongst us who squander it on...
The Schengen Agreement is another triumph of academic, idealistic and unworldly sentiment. It comes from the same type of group-think that gave us high rise apartment blocks (that no one wants to live in), massive schools of mixed ability classes...
The last close examination of the English class system was over twenty five years ago, Jilly Cooper͛s frighteningly accurate and wickedly funny book which still works in part. I was musing on the class system the other day although quite...
As the Brexit debate drags on, there seems to be much confusion about tariffs. Neither politicians nor MSM journalists seem to understand the basic concepts. This is natural as politicians, bureaucrats & journalists made a conscious decision at university...
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...
For the conviction Free Trader, the international classical liberal TTIP is  very natural progression in a global society especially between two great trading blocks theUSA and the EU. It begs the expectation of such supporters of 19th century advocates...
It might be fruitful to examine the phenomenon of European citizenship given the commission’s posturing on the thorny subject of an EU army. Leaving a purely mercenary aspect aside, Goorkas, Swiss Guard and privately raised fighting forces, most armies...
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 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...

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