Last chance saloon

All the recent resignations from the cabinet seem to imply there is scope for new negotiations on the UK’s break from the EU, but as the FT says, “EU leaders have shunned the idea of reopening talks” and who, frankly can blame them? They also point out that “The prospect of the EU27 agreeing to… Read more

Why we shouldn’t tolerate Palm Oil

Iceland is the only grocer to have removed Palm Oil entirely from their own label products and they’ve managed it in less than a year. Not unreasonably they wanted to shout about this, but their Christmas advert has been banned for being ‘too political’. After all, there have been worries about private equity and other… Read more

Youth is the future…

Below is an impressive chart on the life expectancy of those who voted leave or remain and thus highlighting those who will actually incur the the Brexit costs or benefits. Since even Rees-Mogg thinks there may be a period of disruption for 20 years or so. (He shows a remarkable lack of both empathy and… Read more

A recipe for reviving European growth …

In a recent FT article (intermittent paywall), that Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s Five Star party, deputy prime minister, states that, Rome’s controversial spending plans will become “a recipe” for reviving European growth and that the continent is ready to abandon austerity and embrace the deficit-busting approach of US president Donald Trump. Current US growth at… Read more