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The End Of The Labour Party

August 8, 2016

Seeing Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith debating at Cardiff last week has left me pretty certain that the Labour Party as we know it is coming to an end.  Some of the current Labour leader’s policies – like his ambition to build 120,000 council houses per annum – are laudable, others like his opposition to Trident and confirmation that as Prime Minister he would never press the nuclear button owe more to dogma and poor advice.
A recent YouGov poll has shown the Tories have a 14 point lead over Labour, confirming most [...]


Goodbye EU, Goodbye Scotland

June 24, 2016

I thought I was a lukewarm Remain voter, but today I am gutted.  The most sobering image of the day so far is Nigel Farage declaring a new dawn.  As I walked to my local café in Hackney, the atmosphere is one of shock: our borough returned the second highest vote for Remain in the UK.  Friends in Spain texted me ‘mala noticia’ though one of them is ready to pounce on cheap equities.  The FTSE was down 7% at the start of the day, but it had climbed nearly 10% in [...]


Trump, Brexit & Little England

February 14, 2016

The world is looking a little gloomy to me at the moment.  Yesterday the Russian Prime Minister, Demitry Medvedev’s intransigence over the faltering Syrian ceasefire, left him warning that the world was “slipping into a new cold war.”  So we look to the USA to provide some kind of leadership and what do we see:  A real possibility of Donald Trump being elected as the next president.  It’s true there is a long way to go between now and the US elections in November, but I am struck by how Hilary Clinton is [...]