‘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 […]

The ‘next’ Prime Minister of Britain – ‘Cameron’, ‘Miliband,’ or ‘Someone-Else’?

Next May the public will have their say again, and a General Election will determine who governs the United Kingdom for a while – whether it will be for a full five years is in the melting pot, don’t you think? The two main political parties, Conservatives and Labour are both in the doldrums with […]

Margaret Thatcher – Laid to Rest

Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) Conservative MP for Finchley, Prime Minister 1979 -1990 (3 elections won  1979, 1983, 1987) Worthy of a semi-State funeral. A politician of immense stature. A Prime Minister unequalled in modern times. A Leader extraordinaire. How comes she was sacked by her Cabinet some twenty years ago? The same Ministers she had personally […]

Budget Box Leaks!

Budget box or Gladstone box, c. 1860 Will austerity force Osborne to sell the new Box and revert to the original? THERE IS NO TRUTH WHATSOEVER IN THE FOLLOWING RUMOURS! LeaksGeorge Osborne got so emotional while he was working on next week’s budget (Wed 20 Mar), because of the misery his austerity measures are and […]