Tag Archives: Trump

“Donald Trump… made me an alien”

On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien. I am a British citizen who has lived in America for … Continue reading

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Theresa – first in a very short queue?

  Sometimes a cartoon will say more than words; this is such a cartoon, these are some times! Theresa May represents Britain and a set of values that are well know if not well articulated. In recent blogs I have … Continue reading

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The Alternative Fact? REPENT!

Vanity’s vulnerability Trump’s weak-spot has been exposed over the weekend. Confronted with photographic evidence that his Inauguration was not as well attended as his predecessor’s, he set his press team to work creating alternative facts. The American dictionary Webster tweeted … Continue reading

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Of discontents and malcontents

  Discontent is the first necessity of progress – Thomas A Edison. The negativity that surrounds “Washington” and a the feeling that politicians have let America diminish , spawns Trump and the ambiguos promises we had in his inauguration speech. … Continue reading

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Trump #Inauguration – fake views

Touchstones When I don’t know how to react to something, I follow the behaviours of people who do. It is a very good dictum! Trouble is ,some of the time, I think I know how to react and end up adopting positions … Continue reading

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The speech we should have heard in May

  What struck me , listening to Theresa May’s speech to the diplomats last night, was how we could have done with this clarity before the vote. Six months is a decent period for “post-event rationalisation” and John Godfrey and … Continue reading

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Is the USA the model to recover our DB deficits?

This article was published on October3.com and reports how American pension finances are recovering through perseverance in growth assets and from an uptick in interest rate projections. Just how relevant it is for the UK- I’ll leave for you to … Continue reading

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Why some transfer values are (ridiculously) high.

A cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) is a right of anyone in a defined benefit pension scheme. The following explanation is taken from the Pensions Regulator’s website. A CETV represents the expected cost of providing the member’s benefits within the … Continue reading

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Is the Green tide stronger than one man?

  In the past few days the Paris Treaty has been ratified. One man, Donald Trump, has threatened to put the short term interests of his country above the longer term interests of the globe. Neither we nor his citizens … Continue reading

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OOPS – We did it again!

For the second time in a few months I awoke to an election result that shocked and scared me. America has voted for change, just as Britain voted for change (ironically the one election that didn’t bring change was the … Continue reading

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