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Covid demands that we have a new politics embracing care, community, cooperation, coordination, and conviviality

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Just suppose for a moment that we had politicians with the sense to realise that COVID is not over, and that omicron is just one
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The Bank of England is hatching a not very cunning plan to make the economy very much worse in 2022

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

As the FT has reported this morning, the Bank of England is not just planning interest rate rises – very soon – it is also
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The government still has to decide who to prioritise: is it people, wages and jobs or landlords and an over-inflated financial system?

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

I wrote what follows below in May 2020. The coronavirus was then developing – but the reality of lockdown, social distancing and much else was
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The audit failings by Grant Thornton at Patisserie Valerie were spectacular, but are only indicative of the structural failings within the audit profession as a whole

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The Financial Reporting Council report on the failings of Grant Thornton within their audit of Patisserie Valerie was issued yesterday. The report makes for grisly
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The Bank of England is getting ready to deliver austerity

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, gave a speech yesterday. It was intended to set out his view on the future direction
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The FCA should not be encouraging people to take risk they do not want

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

I noted this opening paragraph to an article in the FT this morning: The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a push to encourage 1.7m people
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Is Johnson doing a Baldrick?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

I watched some of the press conference led by the prime minister yesterday on the government’s plan for managing Covid this winter. I then tweeted
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What is the point of the Tories now? And why are they still in power?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

What is the point of the Tories now? And why are they still in power? The party of business could not give a damn about
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The UK cannot afford Sunak: he is a massive threat to our well-being

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

It was claimed in the Guardian yesterday that Rishi Sunak had written to the prime minister to ask for a relaxation in Covid travel regulations.
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