Two pig tales – why Woody is wrong and Tree is right

March 12, 2019

Food and agriculture. In my ignorance, I used to think that they were peripheral to ‘real’ wealth creation. No longer.…

How to ensure taxpayers get better value from private sector

February 28, 2019

The decision by the Department of Transport to offer a contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries in the event …

Wealth creation’s worst wrecker since Scargill

February 25, 2019

For years I have been critical of current and previous governments because they lacked a systematic policy to promote long …

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 …