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During an election all parties make commitments to do things which cost money. Voters expect them to put a cost against each item. Commentators then add up the costs and say that this is what each party is going to … Continue reading
Eighty years ago this nation was at a crisis. Politicians of the day worked together for the good of Britain and Europe. The monarch was respected and brought hope to the people suffering – visiting Coventry after the horrific bombings, … Continue reading
8th June 2017 was so much more than just a General Election. I am writing this on June 9th with a joyful heart. I give thanks that Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Patience, Goodness and Self Control are not … Continue reading
As a society, we decide what we value. Where do we want our work to generate value? Do we value our transport infrastructure, do we value our children’s education, do we value our police force, our armed forces, caring for … Continue reading
Here is some data. It should be more powerful than rhetoric. Draw your own conclusions…
It should be very rewarding to be in employment. There should be dignity to providing for yourself, and knowing that you are making a contribution to society. There should be wellbeing associated with the knowledge of where the next meal … Continue reading
I have been married for 36 years. Others are not that lucky, and unfortunately many marriages end in divorce. Britain’s attachment to the EU is one such case. Our government is launching into negotiations with the EU. Let’s see if … Continue reading
The Institute of Fiscal Studies says that “..wealth is distributed very unequally. One per cent of households have negative net wealth of greater than £12,000 per adult (the 1st percentile), while the 9th percentile is £0 so 9 per cent … Continue reading
VAT is a tax on what we spend. Everybody has to pay VAT at the same rate, rich and poor alike. The following chart shows which parties have changed the basic rate of VAT since its introduction by the Conservative … Continue reading