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.
Any worker who thinks they have won a victory after the ground-breaking overtime in holiday pay employment appeal tribunal couldn’t be further from the truth.
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.
We should get rid of the National Minimum Wage. If a man or woman puts in a decent week’s graft and still doesn’t have enough money to pay for a decent, basic standard of living, then the country that person lives in needs to look long and hard at itself.
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.
At something like £383-odd billion, the economy has grown by at least 0.8% in the three months to the end of September, according to the latest GDP figures released today.
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.