The La-La Land of Election Promises – and why no-one talks about implementation

November 18, 2019

On the radio on Saturday UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was asked about his party’s promise to plant 50000 trees. …

Extractive capitalism is back – unintentionally encouraged by the left

September 25, 2018

To most people, capitalism would be a lot better if it allowed entrepreneurs to start businesses and make profits, but …

Labour’s Employee Ownership Plan: not so inclusive after all

September 24, 2018
Two weeks ago I praised John McDonnell for plans to spread share ownership. Now more details have emerged and I’ve …

Credit to Labour for their new thinking on wealth creation

September 11, 2018

For some years I have argued that companies should follow the example of listed company Handelsbanken and set aside a …

Productivity: what is the problem and how to fix it?

June 21, 2018

What are we to make of Labour’s new report entitled Financing Investment? As it happens, the report came out on …

Corbyn’s Coventry Speech – the good news and the bad news

February 27, 2018

The good news is that Labour has listened to the voice of business, and its employees. It has recognized that …

After Volkswagen and BHS: what does a responsible business look like?

September 20, 2016

I will be speaking at this event at the ACC Liverpool on September 27th alongside Stephen Kinnock MP, Seema Malholtra …