Sunak is wrong and Positive Money is actually right…

This from Positive Money, who I’ve been critical of in the past, is absolutely spot on – although never mind three things wrong that they advocate – I’d suggest that Sunak is actually completely lost – or perhaps, lying… Apologies for the double billing below – only the first one needs attention. ‘Fraid I cannot… Read more

A government which is obviously out of its depth

The overdue imposition of a lockdown announced yesterday evening by Johnson’s government seems only to prove that idea that some people see the writing on the wall only when they have their backs to it… The government has, within just two months, gone all the way from spending (and forgoing revenue) of half a billion… Read more

Criminal Neglect

A recent article in the London ‘Evening Standard’ starts: Long before lockdown, lawyers warned the criminal justice system had reached breaking point. Investigations were under-resourced, courthouses had been sold off as hotels, courtrooms sat idle and by the end of 2019 the queue for crown court justice was over 37,000 cases long. Complainants, witnesses and… Read more

A decade of over centralisation

This is a very instructive chart demonstrating how allegedly small government is really suppression of local control by Westminster knows best. Westminster hogs all the resources and employs more people. Local government gets starved of resources by cutting centrally provided money. If evidence were needed that central government creates money and local government merely uses… Read more