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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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The Public Accounts Committee is right: government accounting is CRAP (a Completely Rubbish APproximation to the truth)

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

I posted this thread (with a few bits shortened for Twitter) on my Twitter account this morning: According to press reports this morning ‘Britain faces
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What was the Cummings programme all about?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

I watched the Cummings interview last night. Much of it I found plausible. The sense that he, as someone who is good at what he
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The unlocking of Covid restrictions is likely to crash the economy this summer

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

I have, ever since this pandemic began, been saying that the eventual reopening of business when lockdowns ended would always be harder than the lockdown
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Northern Ireland’s political instability is growing

Friday, June 18th, 2021

It is quite extraordinary for a political party leader to last less than three weeks in office, unless the party in question is UKIP, of
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The message from Amersham and Chesham is that progressive alliances work - and that people want them

Friday, June 18th, 2021

I have been watching politics for fifty years now. In that case I should have learned that there is nothing to be learned from a
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