Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Boris and those letters – the legal facts.

Sometimes only a thread of tweets will do. Thanks to David Allen Green, who’s a legal correspondent to the FT and to Jo Cumbo- who promoted the tweets, I got it. Here’s the thread , click here for the man … Continue reading

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Why this pensions bill matters

  A Pensions Schemes Bill has been included in the Queen’s Speech , which lays out the legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary session. This bill includes legislation to enable the pensions dashboard and collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to … Continue reading

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“A dementia tax- by any other name”- guest blog from Alex Adamou

Thanks to Alexander for this excellent blog and for Con Keating for sending it to me. After watching an unusually shallow discussion of the so-called “dementia tax” on This Week last night, I want to give my take on it. … Continue reading

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This dread butcher and his fiend like queen

  My blog yesterday likened the mail between Sarah Vine and Michael Gove  to Lady Macbeth winding up her husband to kill the King. For Duncan (or better Banquo) read Boris – though I had no prescience that but minutes after I published … Continue reading

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All change – UK votes to leave

I write at 6 am, at exactly the point when “vote leave won”. There will be many blogs written trying to make sense of the vote, this will not be one of them. I voted remain and at mid-day yesterday, … Continue reading

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A London Cyclist foresees his death

            I Know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere upon Blackfriars Bridge The Routemaster I love to hate The cones – TFL’s privilege.   My bike rack’s at Godliman Street, I cycle down to Waterloo;- And … Continue reading

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Boris has spoken…

    At around 4.45 on a windy Sunday afternoon, Boris shuffled onto a London pavement and delivered the news that he was supporting Brexit and joining Vote Leave. If you haven’t seen the clip (on the Sky news twitter … Continue reading

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When cheap is not cheerful – Boris Bikes and uncapped liabilities.

  Boris Bikes are wonderful. For £90 a year you can hurtle around the streets of London on the cycling equivalent of a Sherman Tank. All you have to remember is to dock your bike at the end of your … Continue reading

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Middle-class economics

  “So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.” Barack Obama, State of the Union Speech  2015. I suspect that these … Continue reading

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A tale of two Cities

      Have you ever turned up at a place and realised you shouldn’t be there – but stayed anyway just to see what it was like? That’s what happened to me yesterday. I went to an event about … Continue reading

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