Tag Archive | EU

Was Cameron Lucky to win the 2015 UK General Election?

Oxford Professor Simon Wren-Lewis wrote an interesting piece in the immediate aftermath of David Cameron’s win in the 2015 General Election, to which I added a comment which I have copied below. S W-L (as some of his commenters refer to him) pointed out some of the luck Cameron had had, but was that it? […]

How to make Britain ‘more like Switzerland’

Back in December 2011 David Cameron used¬†Britain’s EU veto and caused a lot of ill feeling with its EU partners for the sake of placating the ultra-right wing Eurosceptic part of his party. This was welcomed by the Eurosceptics, and one of them, Mark Reckless said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program “Now we can […]

Why Nationalising Northern Rock is a bad idea

So, they’re going to Nationalise the failed Building Society come Bank, Northern Rock. Bad decision. Should have let it go bust. Why? Because of what Biology teaches us. Evolution. Survival of the fittest. Those who take risks, or are unable to compete effectively and independently, die out. Those that do not take dangerous risks, those […]

Politics is all rubbish these days

Imagine your local authority stopping collecting rubbish because the landfill was full. This isn’t some nightmare scenario, in many parts of the country it’s a matter of a dozen or two months away, while in Naples in Italy it’s actually happening right now . Due to mismanagement and “brushing the dirt under the carpet” so […]