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.
Listening to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday, I couldn’t help feeling a sense of Déjà vu, as he tried his best to make a very meagre amount of money look like it was going further than it could.
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 now more than three months since it was decided by referendum that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union.
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.
In between political crises I’ve noticed from time to time that many people in business seem to have some very unhelpful and inconsistent views when it comes to the Apprenticeship Levy, currently due to be introduced early next year.
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.
I wonder if the Vote Leave camp would be successful if it had to present its argument to a Dragons’ Den style panel – without any solid foundation to base its predictions on, I know they wouldn’t be getting a penny from me.
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.