FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

    . BREXIT WOES. In his Budget the Chancellor set aside three billion pounds more for the mounting cost of Brexit. Three billion pounds that could have been spent on the NHS (as promised by the Leavers) being put aside for more lawyers and civil servants to deal with the complexity of leaving. Being [read more…]


  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…]


  THE EMPTY TOWN HALL PRESS SEATS. It is very sad that the Oldham Chronicle has ceased publication after 150 years. It is the latest local paper to fall victim to the surge in on-line advertising and falling readership. For years local newspaper owners have cut the journalists to save costs and then been surprised [read more…]


  THE BUDGET AND BUSINESS RATES. The coverage of the row over the hike in business rates has shown once again that the media generally sees things from a London and south of England perspective. There are rumours that the Chancellor is going to take steps to soften the blow of this overdue review of [read more…]


  BREXIT DANGER. With death on the streets around the European Union Headquarters building and the Budget shambles at home, it has been a bad week for those of us wanting a remain vote in June’s EU referendum. The disgusting terrorist atrocities suggest Europe is falling apart under a wave of violence. The events in [read more…]