The real ‘future’ of the British Labour Party – a merger no less?

Many people now doubt if the Labour Party has any chance of long-term survival after a humiliating defeat by the Conservatives in the UK’s May 2015 General Election. Even on the actual day of the Election there seemed to be a realistic chance that Labour would indeed regain power – but at the twelfth hour […]

‘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 Governments ‘Autumn Statement’ – surely they are having a laugh?

Every year in the UK we have an annual budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, publically and ceremonially presented with fanfares galore, which beforehand is widely pontificated upon, predicted, and disgustingly even leaked. We have had Chancellors for about eight hundred years now, and use of the Budget ‘Red Box’ carrying the budget to […]

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 […]

Full Speed Ahead on the UK Economy- straight into the Buffers?

The latest forecast from the IMF on UK growth is supposed to give some encouragement to the markets – but should it? They have issued the latest figures which predict growth of 2.4% in this next year. One might well ask what the hell do they know anyway – their forecasts have been widely and […]

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 […]