The Cookie Crumbles

The Cookie Crumbles

The stock market seems to be confirming my fears about a slowing economy with hefty falls in recent days. The warning signs were there as interest rates were cut to record lows and expectations of more to come. Coupled with the uncertainty over global trade and the...

Behind The Economic Curtain

Behind The Economic Curtain

With so many domestic and international issues at play, it is difficult to pick the most pressing. Internationally, the UK has a new Prime Minister who will be charged with leading his nation out of the socialistic and bureaucratic European Union. He will also need to...

The Mid-Winter Spring Clean

The Mid-Winter Spring Clean

Even though it is the middle of Winter, I have been doing a bit of ‘Spring’ cleaning around the office. It is amazing how much stuff accumulates over thirteen years of parliamentary life. There are thousands of papers and constituent files and hundreds of books on all...

Unlocking Our Resources

Unlocking Our Resources

It’s easy to identify problems but much more difficult to provide a sensible solution. Politics seems to fuel the grievance industry with constant demands that the government do something about myriad problems. Often, these problems have little or nothing to do with...