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Opperman and Stride give pensions a dream result.

Social media never sleeps 20.06:¬†Guy Opperman¬†appointed MoS at DWP This announcement had yet to appear on the Government’s Ministerial website , the headline is from Order Order – the unofficial news channel for the Westminster Village, Breaking news came from … Continue reading

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The gap in our thinking on the cost of living.

As so often, the real story is in the image. Here the image of the winner focussing on the gap between her and the loser, perhaps the seat for Boris Johnson. For many, the disregard Liz Truss paid Rishi Sunak … Continue reading

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Our beaches stink – but not as much as our politics.

We are now but a week away from the result of the Tory leadership campaign which coincides with the end of the summer holiday this nation has been taking. Not all of us have stopped, but it feels as if … Continue reading

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Truss moves to the front for the first time

With the timing of Jake Wightman, Liz Truss has for the first time moved into a commanding lead in Betfair’s book. She is currently even money to win the election to be prime minister, her rival for the right wing … Continue reading

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Rishi back as favorite – but watch out for Kemi!

There now appears to be violent opposition to Penny Mordaunt becoming the next Tory leader (and thus prime minister). This is reflected in a change in the odds where both Rishi Sunak and Kemi Badenoch have seen their odds slashed … Continue reading

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Truss closes on Mordaunt, Sunak staying on in third.

With the Tory leadership campaign continuing to look a three horse race, the gap between the fillies is narrowing while the colt continues to stay on at one pace and is now a clear third in the betting. On the … Continue reading

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Pensions Minister resigns

I resign with great regret, given there are serious ongoing issues that need addressing ranging from cost of living support, to legislation, & parliamentary debates. It should not take the resignation of 50 colleagues, but sadly the PM has left … Continue reading

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RPI v CPI – the evidence so far; (Jon&Con)

  This article is from Jon Spain and Con Keating, intellectual powerhouses of this blog. It asks us took again at the relationship between RPI and CPI Financial services professionals commonly state that, over the long term, RPI increases will … Continue reading

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Has politics saved football?

For decades we have heard footballing pundits moan about the politicization of football, it’s worth posting this paragraph of an excellent BBC article on the European Super League. The government’s promise this week to legislate, effectively in order to grant … Continue reading

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The politics behind extending auto-enrolment

Yesterday the TUC conference discussed widening the scope of auto-enrolment to include the self-employed, the youngest workers and those on low incomes within the financial net of auto-enrolment. Yesterday UBER finally admitted that it controlled its workers to a degree … Continue reading

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