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I enjoy watching Question Time on the BBC each Thursday. It can be amusing and entertaining usually because of the crass stupidity of some of the panellists. I don’t object to politicians and celebrities displaying their ignorance and political bias as at least it helps us make an informed opinion about them, but sometimes they […]

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As small businesses struggle to obtain funds to continue in business the UK Government continue to announce initiatives which are more spin than substance. The motive for the Treasury making available £400bn of taxpayer support last month was to prevent the collapse of the banking system. Quite right too, but anyone who thinks it was […]

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Internet fraudsters are exploiting the banking meltdown by attempting to trick users into handing over details of their bank accounts. These crooks – called Phishers – set up false websites which look like the websites of real banks and send out emails trying to get people to log on to these sites and by so […]

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What can you think when you realise that the chairman of the International Business Advisory Council – charged with safeguarding London’s pre-eminence as a business centre – is about to move his own HQ to Ireland? Such is the position of Sir Martin Sorrell, head of advertising conglomerate WPP, who announced last week that he […]

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Robert Peston, the BBC’s business editor, is coming under fire for his many “scoops” which according to critics helped fuel the flames of the banking crisis and led to the collapse of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and HBOS. Before joining the BBC in 2006 Peston was a successful journailist working for the Financial Times, […]

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Since coming to power in 1997 the British Labour Government has introduced 3,605 new offences – an average of one every day! You really have to wonder what on earth any government thinks it is doing by introducing a new criminal offence every day. Are they necessary? Are they desirable? Have they made the public […]

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Yesterday was Midsummer Day here in the Northern Hemisphere – and the weather? Rain, more rain, violent storms and high winds! Yes, 21st June was the “longest day” of the year. Well, it was 24 hours long just like all the others, but I suppose it’s called the longest day because it has more hours of […]

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I was in London on business last week and on Wednesday evening, and after a long day of meetings I arrived to late to eat at my hotel so I decided to have a meal in a small Indian Restaurant not far from the House of Commons.  As is common in many such establishments the […]

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Name me two organisations who having called a vote then ignore the outcome, bully and threaten the voters into having a second vote, and keep doing so until they get the “right” result.  You’ve got it – these two bastions of democracy: the Government of Zimbabwe and the European Union. People who know me are well aware […]

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