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.
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.
It’s now more than three months since it was decided by referendum that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What can I say about the headlines this morning that scream that mothers ‘feel discriminated against at work’? Except that it’s not a situation that I recognise at all.