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.
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.
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.
If you’re one of the country’s 2.5million unemployed and are about to take the step back into the world of work with your first job interview, don’t watch The Apprentice tonight!
You have to ask how much longer people are going to keep on tuning into this tripe! I refer, of course, to my Lord Alan Sir Sugar and his seemingly endless quest for an apprentice.
I am very, very sad to hear the dreadful news of Lady Thatcher’s passing. I think it is a devastating loss for us all; she is a British icon. I would like to pass my condolences to her family at this very sad time.
In years to come will I be recalling the details to my grandchildren of the day I sat a few feet away from the Prime Minister this morning, as he mapped out ‘once and for all’ the future relationship between the UK and the rest of Europe? Only time will tell on that one.
Now that’s a spectacular early Christmas present for the Chancellor, and more importantly for more than 80,000 people, who are no-longer listed as being out of work.
Right now, as we finally seem to be emerging from recession, we are perhaps more reliant on entrepreneurs than any time in recent history.