Based on his performance at the despatch box delivering his Autumn Statement, the England Rugby team could have done with George Osborne wearing the number 14 shirt at this year’s Ruby World Cup.
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.
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.