Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn’t want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there’s not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.
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.
The dust had seemingly started to settle after the Scottish people decided that we are, indeed, better together, but it has led to a period of uncertainty that has the danger to damage both countries, the Union and our economy if it’s not resolved.
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, and creating a new independent country of Scotland cannot be good for anybody as far as I can see. To me, it’s an economic argument, but one based on history, not squabbles over currency, interest rates and EU membership. It’s far more fundamental than that.
According to Ed Miliband’s speech writers, Job Seekers’ Allowance won’t be paid to those who don’t possess the skills to get a job, and these under-skilled workers will be faced with an ultimatum – train or get no benefits!
I think many Londoners and visitors to the city genuinely hate Bob Crow for the massive disruption he has caused, not to mention the 50 million quid a day this 48-hour underground strike is costing.
It was nice to hear direct from the Prime Minister that the way most of us in the business community go about things is not just part of the solution to the economic blip of the past five years, but the antidote.
There has been a lot of drawing of breath today over the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s view that benefit claimants should be forced to work for their money. Sounds like a lot of common sense to me.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) says we should give MPs a £7,500 pay rise, and I am 90% behind them. My problem with this is that it’s not nearly enough!