FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Category: Business

  BOTH BREXITEERS SHOULD BE OUT OF THE CABINET. A government weakened by scandal and divided over its approach to Europe continues with its ill-starred attempt to leave the European Union. One leading Brexiteer Cabinet Minister Priti Patel has resigned, but another, Boris Johnson is still in place despite risking extending the detention of a [read more…]


  RAIL BETRAYAL. Since Parliament has gone into recess, hardly a day has passed without a significant policy announcement by ministers. They’ve ranged from banning petrol driven cars by 2040, to transport announcements that have the potential to drain the Northern Powerhouse (NP) of any meaning. With MPs, away from Westminster and unable to call [read more…]


JUST JIM 233. BUSINESS READY FOR TRUMP ROLLERCOASTER. When the Trump presidency starts next Friday, the business community won’t be alone in wondering what happens next. During the transition from President Obama to President Trump, economic indicators have generally been up on both sides of the Atlantic. Here the FTSE 100 has had its longest [read more…]


  MAY: THE BOARDROOM PUSSY CAT. One of the reasons for the huge gap that is opening up between the people and the elite across the western world, is bad behaviour by some big businesses. I always thought we should dismiss the Prime Minister’s initial mission statement about being a government for all as “what [read more…]


  Business is faced with years of uncertainty following the Brexit vote but people are trying to make the best of a very bad job. That was clear at a Downtown meeting in Manchester this week where our members and guests resolved to use the northern spirit of enterprise to seek out new opportunities if [read more…]



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