I’m getting extremely annoyed about the way people are using the phrase ‘gig economy’. Not only is it being portrayed as something new, but also the implication is that anyone involved in paying people on a ‘job done’ basis is some kind of abusive employer, running an exploitative business model.
I’ve always said that anything that gets more young British workers into skilled professions, especially apprenticeships, is a good thing, but I can’t in good conscience support the Government’s new Immigration levy.
I genuinely think that T-Levels are the greatest innovation in the vocational education area that has taken place in my lifetime. They are a brilliant idea that will replace a mishmash of 13,000 courses with 15 ‘routes’ as diverse as accountancy and finance, hospitality and plumbing and building work.
From what I’ve read and heard, Matthew Taylor seems like a decent bloke, and someone I’d love to sit down and talk to as part of his Review of Modern Employment, that he is currently carrying out on behalf of the Government.
Today, the most senior judge in the country took two minutes to obliterate the Government’s case for bullying parliament out of its constitutional right to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU.
Last night the man who has since the referendum stood between us and self-inflicted economic ruination, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BOE), resigned.
It’s that time again, and like last year and the year before those who have a vested interest in getting bums on seats in lecture theatres – because universities are businesses – are out there telling lies to the latest group of bright young students.
Since becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May has been sounding like some kind of Buddhist holy woman chanting the mantra ‘Brexit is Brexit’ whenever she’s challenged on the ‘ifs & whens’ of Britain’s actual departure from the European Union.
Throughout his political career, first as leader of the opposition, then as Prime Minister under coalition conditions, David Cameron did the best for his country, often at personal and political cost to himself, and for me that elevates him way beyond being merely a successful politician, and into the realm of true statesman.