The supplicant classes

There is much fuss about a priest supporting the Prime Minister’s Brexit scheme on BBC Question Time who was an actress as well as a dog-collared priest in her own church. Indeed the Daily Mail even managed a picture of the lady, who unfortuitously rejoices in the name of the Rev Lynn Hayter, worshipping. She… Read more

Scotland and Ireland the Road to Independence (part II)

Introduction As discussed in Part I, Scotland and Ireland are very similar countries with a largely shared people: the Scots. Ireland is now independent apart from the NE corner. Many in Scotland hope to follow Ireland’s example. Are there lessons that might be learned from Ireland? The countries have had contrasting fortunes over the past… Read more

Lying tonight – and every night

Caroline Lucas has been pointing out the errors of the Prime Minister’s ways saying that she has misled Parliament by denying that her own deal to leave the EU will make us worse off than staying – when her own Chancellor agreed this is exactly so. The Prime Minister has clearly breached the ministerial code…. Read more

UK Euromyths Statistics

It is interesting to see the sheer number of myths that have been peddled by the British media and interesting too that the EU has a myth rebuttal website! Here are the fascinating statistics on the number of myths per year – it has been going on for a long, long time. Boris Johnson has… Read more

Housing is not a market

I used to think that the law of supply and demand was the only law that nobody had ever managed to break. I was wrong. Just look at these London housing market statistics. “London’s stock of completed but unsold homes has surged by almost half this year” If the market worked the way many think… Read more

Sweet failure

According to the FT the amount raised so far by the sugar tax is ‘rather disappointing’. That is understandable. Because, to do the job properly, what the tax should have been targeted at is not sugar, but sweetness. Soft drink manufacturers have been congratulating themselves on how they have managed to reduce their sugar content… Read more

From ‘Moneta Positiva’ towards Electronic Parallel Money and an Italian budget solution

It is interesting that Italy has its own Moneta Positiva where debt free money seems to be the call to arms. I generally consider that money is always debt, since all money is a ‘promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of’, which indicates an obligation – and therefore indebtedness. They are clearly… Read more

The most powerful couple in British politics – who you’ve never heard of

I’m usually in favour of cock-up rather than conspiracy but I’ve discovered that there is a power couple in British politics of whom few of us have heard. They have never been elected, but they are all too highly effective lobbyists. Matthew Elliott is fairly well-known as the founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and the… Read more