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

Localism and control

There is an interesting ‘New Statesman’ article on the renewed, relative, prosperity of  Preston, where, as county town of Lancashire, localisation of expenditure has been a great success. When you think about the success it should not be surprising for it stands to reason that every time you make a purchase at Sainsbury’s the profit… Read more

Flying solo

And now the UK has failed to negotiate its way into specific World Trade Organisation terms. Reuters says Britain signalled on Thursday that its attempt to seal terms for its post-Brexit membership of the World Trade Organization by a fast-track procedure had failed, and it must now enter negotiations which are likely to be lengthy…. Read more

Driverless cars – really?

An interesting article by Christian Wolmar, former transport correspondent of ‘The Independent’ and former Labour candidate in south London. It concerns self driving cars – and I have to say I cannot disagree with any of it. Addison Lee, a London minicab company, has effectively spotted an opportunity and now say they are going to… Read more

Free time and GDP

The Green Party has proposed a free time index as a better measure of the economy than GDP. Perhaps. But is childcare free time? If it is is it is often pretty hard work! And if it isn’t, then we could find that to have a beneficial free time index we mustn’t have children…. Still,… Read more