The “twit-terati”

I usually avoid drawing conclusions from National Economic statistics until at least two years later, mainly because our early statistics are based on surveys, rather than actual numbers, and only once the all tax returns have been processed do they start resembling a true picture. However, as all the Twit-terati have been having a field …

Brexit … where are we now?

"Brexit means Brexit" Even to the simplest mind Brexit should mean that Britain is exiting from the EU, however, as the dust around the referendum begins to settle, we are no closer to a clear view of what it actually means. What does the other side of the EU look like? Let us look at …

Brexit unforeseen consequences

Brexit unforeseen consequences? To believe in one's own abilities is both natural and good, however we should always temper that self belief with the knowledge that "after pride cometh the fall". While, it is increasingly becoming clear, the UK will vote to "Brexit" and there is nothing to suggest that we cannot succeed by going …

Brexit … please don’t let it happen!

To Brexit or not to Brexit, whether Cameron is cutting it, or Boris is blowing it. How can we know? By and large our media is Eurosceptic, dominated as it is by Murdoch. It is difficult to understand how the media can play it's role as the "fourth estate" in providing one of the checks …

My Chess Games with ANCL

I will provide Links to games I play in the ANCL (All Nations Chess League) … not theoretically good games but nice fun games! Season 33 Round 2 … another game I am not very proud of. I failed to see most things and then made a serious blunder when I thought I was on …

China … Investment or extracting payment!

The Chinese £6 billion investment in the Hinkley Point Nuclear plant, has been hailed as a coupe for George Osborne arising from his rather extensive trip to China. Certainly the indication of China being prepared to invest a further £3 billion in UK infra structure projects sounds enticing. However, are they not just extracting a …

Osborne … blind to consequences!

Osborne has shown, yet again, that he has no creativity nor ability to foresee the consequences of his actions. While the UK desperately needs to be investing in it's infra-structure, all he can come up with is to try and hi-jack the Milliband election manisfesto pledge on building and infra-structure development. While this is indeed …

Migration … a political hot potato

Migration. Migration, particularly economic migration, is a political hot potato. We look for free entry to other markets to provide outlets for our own surplus production. This implies globalisation, and globalisation, when taken to the nth degree, implies equalisation of wages and living standards around the world. Only once this equalisation is achieved will the …

Migration and Asylum … a “collateral cost”

Migration   The seeming surge of asylum seekers in Calais, brings to the fore the issue of migration. It is in this vein that the Politics of the right has most traction. While much of the reaction might seem xenophobic this is fairly natural as whether we like to admit it, or not, we are …