In my opinion

Bad Brexit or Corbyn? Hobson’s choice…

You can see it unfolding like a slow motion train wreck. A badly negotiated Brexit is put in front of a Parliament that smells blood. Perilously close to a No Confidence vote, Theresa May is hanging on by her fingernails. A second Brexit Secretary has resigned, not exactly a ringing endorsement of the 585 page […]

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The shameful statistic that undermines international aid efforts

Last Thursday I delivered the closing keynote speech at the inaugural Wealth & Society symposium.  The great and the good from America, Europe and Asia gathered in trendy Shoreditch to discuss what the wealthy can do to make the world a better place. It could have been a recipe for a bland mutual admiration society, […]

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Trump – Hero or Villain?

America has long been a nation divided. It’s only a couple of lifetimes ago that they were embroiled in a full-on civil war. Hardly surprising that the Great Divide has continued into the 21st Century. The very first Presidential election of the new millennium came down to hanging chads on a few punched cards in […]

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Buy To Let landlords are finally smelling the coffee…

What a difference a year makes. At last October’s Property Investor Show I asked a room full of people how many were aware of Section 24 and its upcoming impact on Buy-to-Let landlords. Three hands went up. Fast forward 12 months and I ask the same question. Almost every one of the 90 strong audience […]

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Join my campaign against this retroactive tax law.

What constitutes a civilised Western democracy? What are the shared values that bind us together regardless of politics, religion or economics? It’s quite hard to be definitive. It’s perhaps easier to name things that have no place in any definition of a civilised democracy. Very near the top of my list would be retroactive changes […]

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No deal Brexit + Corbyn = OMG!

When 27 countries can maintain a united front and the one they are pitched against is in disarray, it’s never going to be an easy negotiation. The footage from Salzburg told its own story. Cold-shouldered by those sitting next to her who huddled together conspiratorially, Theresa May was forced to make imaginary notes on her […]

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