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A day to remember #Armistice100


It is 100 years since the Great War ended. It is a Sunday and my church will start the morning service 15 minutes only so we can stand in silence together and remember. There is nothing good to remember about … Continue reading

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When does “creative disruption” become “scaremongering”?


It’s an important question to anyone who is involved with the BSPS. Today is the penultimate of Time to Choose, over the past week, the main job has been to encourage those who have not made an active choice, to … Continue reading

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From frustration to disruption – how SMEs prosper!


Over the weekend I got a passionate note from a regular correspondent. Here it is – with the target of his frustration omitted! The concept of a TPA being paid twice is very common. The main culprit is Cxxxxx They have … Continue reading

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How the banks try to f*ck us – and how we deal with them


It’s Sunday morning and I am reading a poem written around 1936 by Ezra Pound. It is about Usury , in this context the bad practice of the Medici Bank which Pound claimed screwed up the great artistic achievements of medieval … Continue reading

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Seafaring


My mood ‘mid the mere-flood,
Over the whale’s acre, would wander wide Continue reading

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Well you’ve got to laugh..Cameron, Fogarty, Mourinho, me..


Two matters have made me chuckle this morning.

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The DB Phoenix


Things are pretty grim in DB land just now.  The 3% hike in personal contributions to public sector pensions is likely to accelerate the trend for individuals to opt-out of DB leaving these schemes derelict. The anticipated abolition of contracting out from … Continue reading

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The State can take longevity risk.


There is no evidence that the private sector has found the secret to insuring the cost of people living longer. It has merely found ways of insuring itself against the risks of ruin.
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I am weary of being weary of politics


Here error is all in the not done- all in the diffidence that faltered… Continue reading

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Biker to Banker


Cycling through the city this morning I saw a well-dressed banker walk into the road attached to his mobile phone. After doing an emergency stop, the cyclist in front of me  asked “excuse me sir, is this road part of your  PFI … Continue reading

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