ArchiveFebruary 2019

Free for all markets

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There has been for many decades now a blind belief in the “free market” as the way ahead. The simple lesson of history is that markets are inherently unstable and only work where they are controlled by regulation.

Our house is on fire

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Greta Thunberg sums the situation up. It is one of the most articulate pleas for action and for common-sense to prevail that I have heard from anyone. She is 16. In the UK she would not have a vote!

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Local Councils are being given increasing autonomy by central government and while this may be a good thing in principle it can only bring real benefit if a council conducts its affairs in an open, inclusive and transparent way. If it does, there is a real opportunity for local democracy to flourish and for communities to feel they have some control over their destiny. Unfortunately I believe...

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