For over forty years I have struggled in the financial world to interpret statistics. People in public life love to flaunt statistics, graphs, numbers, percentages, usually to make a case for a pre judged outcome. The treasury are adept...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
The UK is agonising over BREXIT, the debate drags on, the negotiations go nowhere, but we are addressing the wrong problem. Look at the numbers, forget the rhetoric. Small & medium size businesses account for 80% of the U.K....
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Free Speech

It is a national disgrace that the principles of English Law are no longer taught in our schools. They are the template for much of the free world and our national heritage is dependent upon them. Men and women...
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...
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...
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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