Radical Credibility

Whilst those of us gripped by the political cycle and the daily machinations of what is still all too often, the discourse of the Westminster bubble, are very well aware that the next General Election is now just 12 months away, little of it barely registers with a cynical and sadly disinterested public. As increasing […]

How You Doing?

We have an economic recovery – of sorts. But can you feel it? Are you better off now than you were in 2010? As Bill Clinton famously said when running against President Bush (Snr) in 1992, ‘How you doing?’ Economic growth of 0.8% in the first quarter of 2014 is of course welcome, but whilst […]

Let Them Eat Mud

To misquote Marie Antoinette, ‘Let them eat mud.’ That was my initial response to the recent suggestion by Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw that our children should start school at the age of two. What’s more, I believe the UK should seriously consider actually delaying the age at which formal education should begin by […]

Pension reform will increase young people’s sense of betrayal

‘It’s my money. I’ve saved it. I should be allowed to spend it how I like,’ seems to be the refrain that played a part in Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to liberate the pensions market in the Budget. A liberation that many have described as a revolution (though you would expect a Conservative, especially a […]