The Osborne Budget 2015 an amazing ‘fireworks display’ – or a ‘damp squib’?

  Well, well, well, George Osborne presented his last Budget of this Parliament. like a magician in a black cloak, pulled comatose rabbit after rabbit out of a top hat to the tumultuous applause of his Conservative parliamentary honourable friends (MPs) – mind you they would have cheered if he had announced that they were […]

The Budget TOMORROW – what can you expect then ?

With most Budgets everyone in the UK is in a state of panic to second-guess the Chancellor’s intentions, aren’t they? The worry for most of us consumers in the population was that he (there have been no she’s) would tax or increase tax on something important to us – should we rush to the off-licence […]

George Osborne’s Budget March 2015 – his last or not?

  On next Wednesday, Chancellor Osborne will rise and stand at the House of Commons Despatch Box to deliver his next budget speech – but will it lead to his dispatch from the job, you might be thinking? You see, this budget is the last chance for the Conservatives to attract and bribe voters with […]

UK Supermarkets – love them or hate them?

  Well the big supermarkets in BRITAIN are certainly in the mire aren’t they? The big four chains of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons’ market shares are dropping like a stone, In the past year we have seen market leader Tesco crash & burn, haven’t we? We have seen also the other big operators traumatised […]

‘Austerity’ – has it now reached the end of the road?

Austerity is quite a new word to most of us isn’t it? We have only really got used to that term over the past half decade surely? It is supposed to mean of course the process of reducing expenditure and being frugal. In practice though it means something quite different doesn’t it, perhaps something quite […]

Christmas – bah humbug?

Every year it come around again without fail doesn’t it? Christmas. Most of us dread it of course don’t we? We daren’t admit it though would we, as the stigma of Charles Dickens’ Scrooge would stick to us like glue? It starts very early in the year nowadays. It is supposed to be in December […]

Rags & RICHES – STILL with us in the United Kingdom?

> It used to be Rags to Riches, but now it is simply Riches to Richer, isn’t it? ‘Rags to Riches’ used to be a widespread phrase that described the kind of success in life to be admired by all and sundry (particularly in the United States certainly – the American Dream no less!) – […]

The British Economy ‘fixed’ – dream on everybody?

The latest organisation to utter assurances that our economy is out of intensive care is the BCC– the British Chambers of Commerce, They are of course another lobbying group – on behalf of businesses this time, so they have some sort of axe to grind don’t they? They are predicting that our economy will optimistically […]

Secret conversation – fly on the wall in Number 10?

“I’m going off on holiday – I haven’t been away four times this year yet”. “Who is going to run the Country then?” “I’ll do that while I’m away”. ”But you’ll be overseas, so a long distance away, and you won’t have much time surely?” “Look, running the Country has never been a ‘fulltime’ job […]

“Great Britain” – NOT so ‘great’ NOT so ’britain’ is it?

Large areas of the World Map used to be coloured ‘pink’ to show that those countries ‘belonged’ to Britain. That means that we had sent out our ships & armed sailors and soldiers and conquered the local populations (slain or enslaved them into the bargain). Why did we do that? So we could steal all […]