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...
For five years (2004-9) I sat on the European Parliamentary Consumer Affairs committee, a woeful experience indeed but with occasional flashes of unintended humour. One forlorn afternoon in Brussels we sat deliberating on European bottle shapes, no I’m not...
Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by euro sceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people. This is quite natural, politics is...
They Voted Leave The BREXIT referendum is over, more emotion than information sadly and much nonsense talked about economics, so a few pointers to hopefully throw some light where none has been hitherto. Let us look at some numbers but...
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...
I was a fly on the wall when the BBC retained ICM and felt I should share my eavesdroppings with you. It went something like this. Dumbledey, 'The Director General feels that in view of the sensitive nature of election...
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...
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...
Offshore, What’s it All About? There is much in the news at the moment about offshore companies, tax avoidance and tax evasion. There is no merit in exploring tax evasion which is a crime, and needs to be dealt with...
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...

Let's Connect

11,289FollowersFollow

Popular Articles