Tag Archives: Politics

Pension pandemonium within 12 months!


  “F*ck the file” that’s what I say- or what I would say if I wasn’t in an office full of people who live, eat and breathe Excel. I’d like my office to be file-less within 5 years (make that … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with the new politics


Politicians and the circus that moves around them seem slow to grasp the new reality of this election – that people will vote in crowds rather than congregate around ideology. Understanding how these crowds are developing is the business of yougov … Continue reading

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IFS has no time for pension politics (says Prof Pens)


  The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a scathing review of tax and benefits proposals from the main parties, branding the triple lock “absurd” and tax-relief plans “misguided”. The think tank’s briefing note Taxes and Benefits: The Parties’ … Continue reading

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A grumpy nod for more of the same? #GE2015


This has been a grumpy election campaign with a lot of arguing but precious little happening in the polls. There have been the odd flashes of passion, the first leaders debate, the folly of #villagate and Boris and Ed scrapping … Continue reading

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Power or the proper exercise of power? #villagate


The Liberals are more likely to be in power after May than Conservative or Labour The irony of Milliband’s and Cameron’s obsessions with two party politics is that this country is now 1-10 on to have no overall majority in the next … Continue reading

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Labour in a kilt? – Pensions, politics and plagiarism


The SNP’s manifesto is a pretty shameless cut and paste of labour party policy. If your hit single was covered by your biggest rival and it was they that got the royalties when it went to #1, you’d be pretty … Continue reading

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Does Lady Altmann get our vote?


The Guardian is reporting the Conservatives intention to elevate Ros Altmann to the House of Lords and make her minister for consumer affairs. She will not of course get our vote as she will be unelected- but she has flagrantly … Continue reading

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Advance Australia Fair!


I have never been to Australia, I should go I know, but we have Earl’s Court. My good friend Jim Hennington has recently returned to his native Oz after a few years over here teaching us some tricks on how to … Continue reading

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LTA exposes the DC horror-show.


Because I am on holiday, I am reading the Sunday Papers. Someone has bought the Sunday Times which I haven’t read for at least 2 billion years. I’m left with the business pages and two articles by Ian Cowie about … Continue reading

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We need a tank to get us across this battlefield!


We must dispel myths we have created and allow to malinger to the detriment of CDC and our pension system. Continue reading

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