What taking back control really means – positive thinking beyond Brexit

January 15, 2019

I still hope that at the end of our Brexit melodrama we will find the kind of relationship with our …

How to make sense of the desire to ‘Take Back Control’

December 18, 2018

I’m now reading Paul Colliers outstanding book ‘The Future of Capitalism’ (Of which more anon). Tomorrow’s Company would recognise his …

Let’s back the grown ups!

October 2, 2018

I am following the party conference system and trying to identify grown up current or past front bench politicians who …

Whatever happened to party unity?

September 27, 2018

In Italy, the Minister of Finance is being threatened by his coalition partners with a ‘mega vendetta’ if his Treasury …

Tom Brown’s Work Days

August 30, 2018

Two years on from the election of Teresa May, the same old business debates are recycled in the UK. The …

Hatred is on the march

July 25, 2018

I am reading East West Street by Philippe Sands, the human rights barrister. In this powerful book he describes his …

The social care crisis deepens

July 18, 2018

The current Brexit crisis is grave and it also has dangerous side-effects. While the parliamentary fever rages other maladies are …

Brexit and resignations

July 10, 2018

It becomes ever clearer that both major parties in the UK are irreconcilably split on Brexit. It is the worst …

The coming destruction of the UK car industry

June 27, 2018

I started my business career in engineering and spent 15 years in manufacturing. I watched the huge gains in investment …

Leading Conservatives dismiss the importance of modern manufacturing

June 26, 2018

I never expected to hear Conservative Ministers like Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt telling us in the UK to ignore …