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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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!

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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July 18, 2018

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