Tag Archives: Trump

You want (pension) engagement? Ask Corbyn!


    How do you get youngsters interested in politics? How do you get youngsters interested in pensions? One and the same question IMO. Instead of sitting in “blue-sky” meetings, maybe we should be looking at what successful politicians have … Continue reading

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A war on climate Trump can’t win!


  If – as anticipated – Donald Trump goes to war on the climate and withdraws the USA from the Paris Accord – he will be the silliest politician since King Lear raged at the storm clouds! Not only will … Continue reading

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“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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