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A sad year – when only Tories count.

I am going to the Conservative party conference, I am not going to the freak show in Liverpool and I don’t even know when the Liberals are convening. I have limited time on my hands to understand Government but I … Continue reading

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Sturgeon will treat the commons as her House of Lords

Well I’m out of here, off to Spain for a few days to watch cars. I’m running away from the grim reality of a Tory party with untrammelled powers, with a department of pensions irresponsibility and with some Treasury minister … 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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How pensions restrain public sector pay and services.

The latest discussions about how we will manage the nation’s finances are focussing on public sector pay.Nick Clegg tells us that his party will make sure   wages would rise in real terms for two years from 2016, and then … 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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Scrap the LifeTime Allowance – for hard working people!

The Conservatives say they want to reward hard working people. I’d like to thing they include me in that number. They want to appoint Ros Altmann to help us educate ourselves in finances, I’d like to think I’ve been educating … Continue reading

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“This House” is a pension playpen

The serendipity of social media and  more exactly the generosity of http://www.quietroom.co.uk brought me two tickets to see “This House” on  Saturday night. The link is with the Quiet Room’s co-boss, Vincent Franklin who is one of the stars of this show. My … Continue reading

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