Blogs from Downtown in Business

‘Elf and safety joke anyone?

Changing times The General Election result indicated a turning of a corner in the sentiment of the nation, the reaction to the dreadful Grenfell Tower fire, confirmed it. The tide of anti-State, anti-EU feeling is on the ebb. People are beginning to realise that a lot of “red tape” is there to protect people and […]

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Politics has forgotten about Business

Forget the shock result of the snap election. Forget, too, the abject failure of the Tory campaign; and the surprisingly good performance from Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. Focus, for a moment, on what the leading politicians from all the political parties said about business. You will only need a moment, because they said very little. […]

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Forget Marx and Engles – Listen to Mr Wolf

There is a scene in the movie Pulp Fiction when Harvey Keitel’s character, Mr Wolf, tells John Travolta (Vincent) and Samuel L Jackson (Jules) “Let’s not start sucking each other’s di**s just yet.” It is a piece of advice I have been giving to gloating Corbynistas this week; and a quote that should be writ […]

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Conservative Cricket; A Quarter of a Century, Not In

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately its hard to make a living from it. But just as stepping on lego wearing only socks is a learning experience, there is much the Conservatives can learn from recent campaigns. West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street illustrated Tories can win in Labour heartlands. The Conservative brand isn’t toxic but […]

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May to last two years?

Who wants the job now? Theresa May could remain as Prime Minister for at least two years. Does Boris Johnson, David Davis or most likely someone we’ve never considered really want the job at the moment ? The Brexit talks will be long, tiring and are very unlikely to end well. There will be vicious […]

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