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The day of reckoning for the populists

Quite a Friday afternoon It started with Nadine Dorries resigning because she didn’t get a peerage, it continued with Boris Johnson resigning because he was facing a “kangaroo court” and it ended with Donald Trump facing 37 criminal charges and … Continue reading

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Paul Johnson and Steve Webb on the “worst” of times

Introducing Paul Johnson at LCP’s joint webcast with Paul Johnson, Steve Webb crowed that he could do so where the Bank of England had put up interest at the fastest rate for 30 years, forecasting the worst of recessions. A … Continue reading

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Transparent data rumbles Johnson’s lie.

Johnson’s grubby statement Boris Johnson’s statement that he wouldn’t be standing for PM against Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt is too grubby to be printed. It is in effect a declaration of intent to stand as leader in two years … Continue reading

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Taking back control of our retirement savings.

Pensions have long been seen to have an image problem. Ever since I started selling s226 policies in the early eighties I have heard them described as a rip-off. When you look behind that complaint you get to the frustration. … 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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“Pensions aren’t dead yet!” January pension play pen lunch

At an unusually passionate lunch, notable for the absence of the principal villain, Michael Johnson, the Play Pen set about putting pensions to rights. For those not in the loop, the Telegraph posted an article espousing the views of the aforementioned Johnson which … Continue reading

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Australia squeeze home against South Africa at the Wanderers

 For posterity, here is the last page of ESPNcricinfo’s wonderful commentary of the last overs of the Jo’burg test twixt the Saffers and the Aussies.   South Africa 266 & 339 Australia 296 & 310/8 (86.5 ov) Australia won by 2 wickets Australia RR3.57 Last … Continue reading

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