Monthly Archives: May 2012

Where is the missing £125bn tax

£125bn of lost tax every year would almost fill the annual spending gap if it could be found.  However after a lot of searching it seems getting to the root of this figure isn’t easy and it appears to have … Continue reading

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EU do or die, or back to sleep

The shock, horror meter is on overload and red lights are flashing.  The voters in Europe don’t want the stress of pure austerity. They want some hope as well.  We British also have hope, it’s been the hope of riding … Continue reading

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Weetabix goes Chinese

The Chinese government owned food company, Bright Foods, has bought 60% of Weetabix.   Is it the loss of the iconic name of Weetabix that makes us anxious, rather than another ‘British’ company being sold overseas. It may be hoped … Continue reading

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13% Vote Labour

Labour are taking their due consolation prize. Losing a General Election means you win council seats and spread into places that you haven’t reached for some time. The added complication of there being two parties in government adds a bonus … Continue reading

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Tom Watson setting the example

Tom Watson, the Labour MP, appears a stylish and pleasing personality and presents his case well.  Having written a book on the subject it might be thought he’s very qualified to sit on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee … Continue reading

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