Monthly Archives: July 2011

Danny Alexander in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Norman Lamont, Boris Johnson (and Janet Daley) argue cogently that the vital ingredient which the economy needs to kick-start growth — and actually to prevent businesses decamping to more tax-friendly environments — is tax cuts. Danny Alexander, the Lib-Dem Chief … Continue reading

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Leo Hickman rears his head again

These Guardianistas can’t have it both ways I recently criticised Chris Huhne over his absurd and insulting proposal to launch an investigation into the extent to which the Tory MEPs’ decision to oppose an increase from 20% to 30% in … Continue reading

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Fine Book Binding in Finedon, Northants

Sometimes I feel slightly abashed, in these hard times, that I am employed as an MEP in the public sector at the tax-payers’ expense.  But I console myself with the thought that for the first three quarters of my long … Continue reading

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Energy Costs: The Elephant in the Room

Tuesday’s GDP figures indicate an anaemic 0.2% growth in the second quarter.  The Daily Telegraph headlines No. 10’s concerns that George Osborne and the Treasury, while doing OK on deficit reduction, are failing to deliver a credible growth strategy.  Both … Continue reading

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Emma McClarkin gives a robust response on EU flags for British athletes

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An extraordinary amalgam of naïveté and hubris

Chris Huhne is reported in the Guardian as having decided to conduct an investigation into the extent to which the decision of Tory MEPs to oppose an increase in the EU’s emissions reduction targets from 20 to 30% by 2020 … Continue reading

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Time for the Prime Minister to change priorities?

“Politics is the language of priorities”. So said Nye Bevan, who was quoted by Harold Wilson, and they had a point. Judging by a recent poll on ConHome, there are a lot of Conservatives out there who have some concerns about the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

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