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A new programme for a new government.

Today is Queen’s speech day. It is the day to discuss where we want to take our country and what should be the priorities for public policy. To those who want this site to write about Brexit every day I have just two things to say. The first is I do not change my views […]

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Farming for the future

One of the big wins from Brexit can be a new agrarian revolution in the UK. We should develop policies to rebuild our self sufficiency in temperate food, as we virtually enjoyed before joining the Common Agricultural Policy. We should also look at other ways of increasing the use we make of our farmland to […]

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Deal/No deal – a false description

The choice before us is not leaving with or without a deal. The choice is simple. We either leave without signing the Withdrawal Agreement or we stay in for an indeterminate transition period with no agreement on what we are trying to transit to. Were we to sign a version of the misnamed Withdrawal Agreement […]

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The Fed joins in with more monetary loosening

As the world manufacturing downturn intensifies the Fed has joined the Bank of Japan and the European central Bank in trying to ease the situation. The Fed has decided to create money and expand its balance sheet to ease the obvious shortage of cash in the short term lending markets between banks. This is welcome […]

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Trade wars

Part of the problem facing the world economy and assisting the global manufacturing recession is the outbreak of tariff and trade wars. The largest is in the headlines regularly as China and the USA battle out a new basis for trade between them. There are others. There is the South Korea/Japan trade war over historic […]

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Germany insists on the backstop

Germany yesterday we are told asserted herself again as the leader of the EU. In a few harsh words Mrs Merkel effectively said to Mr Johnson he was wasting his time and the time and energy of the UK government in seeking changes to the Irish backstop. As far as she was concerned the EU […]

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Wokingham Council Local Live Day for Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The event will take place on Saturday 12 October at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre between 11:00am & 3:00pm. It is designed for children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers. It will showcase the support, activities and services available throughout the Borough and how to access them. It is also open to […]

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Car loans

I read in the weekend press there are new fears about the volume and size of car loans or lease arrangements for new vehicles. There are concerns about “mis selling” and efforts to dampen down the current volume of these advances. Of course people should not be pressured into takingĀ  out a loan that is […]

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If the EU will not negotiate….

The Prime Minister has made an offer to the EU to get talks started to allow us to leave with their blessing on October 31. The EU has responded in their time honoured way by rubbishing any feature of the proposal that is better for the UK than the unacceptable Withdrawal Agreement which perished in […]

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Save our fish and fishing industry

It was thoughtless of the Dutch to arrive in our waters with their huge factory ship the Margiris so close to the PM’s leaving date from the EU, as if to hoover up as much of our fish as possible before we leave. This vessel can catch and process 250 tonnes a day. It was […]

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