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.
The past four months have, at times, been quite unpleasant; the last 60 days gruelling and sometimes vitriolic, and this last six days have been immensely sad.
The debate on the future of the UK’s relationship with Europe took a step forward today and British business should be pleased with its progress – but there’s more haggling to do.
Over the next few months the battle over EU membership will intensify, but the first few skirmishes have taken place with social media being a prominent battle field.
You might be forgiven for thinking I’d be over the moon with the 14 years dished out to trader, Tom Hayes, yesterday, and the prospect that those who helped him are soon to be prosecuted.
As a country the UK was, as I’ve said before, in a sad state where people were aspiring, if that’s the right word to use, to a life on benefits because that was the most viable option being presented to them.
Ed Miliband’s so called ‘Apprenticeship Guarantee’ is nothing but an empty promise and would be doomed to failure on account of Labour’s continued antipathy towards, and hatred for, the business community.