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What Was the Alternative?

Since 2010, the UK economy has been shaped by three critical government decisions: Austerity, Brexit and COVID. We have previously argued that the government mishandled all three (see Austerity, Brexit, […]

An Unwelcome Certainty in an Uncertain World

As Niels Bohr remarked, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” And that general remark is particularly true about politics where decisions are taken on the basis of complex […]

They’re All the Same – Really!?

  There is great scope for improvement and, unfortunately, plenty of scope for being worse than Johnson. It has now become obvious even to his own ministers that Johnson is […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Conservative Party won an 80-seat majority at the last election, adding the ‘Red Wall’ seats to its traditional safe seats; and it has at times seemed impregnable as a […]

We Are the 99% Song Video

Captain SKA have a new song, which you can hear below. For the video, they would like a montage of photos of people holding up signs (or the book). If […]

Back to the 1970s

In recent years, many people have come to feel that the economy is just not working for them. In fact, median wages are lower today than they were in 2007 […]

The Future of Herefordshire

This is an approximate transcript of the speech given by Mark E Thomas at Hellens Garden Festival, 11 June, 2022.     Introduction Good afternoon. What a wonderful environment, and […]

How Many Shades of Gray?

Photo leaked to ITV News Within two days of the publication of this article, Johnson responded to the risk it highlighted – of him being forced to resign for breaching […]

How Not to Handle Inflation

The UK now has high inflation both by international and historical standards.  And it is causing a serious cost-of-living crisis which our government needs to address. This article looks at […]

Traditional Conservatives vs Johnson’s Party

  It is obvious why those who have never seen themselves as Conservative should not support this government. This article explains why those who do see themselves as traditional Conservatives […]

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