Entries by Hugh Salmon from 01/2012

A Creative Insight Into the Euro Crisis

| Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

We are surrounded by news of the eurozone. But what positive solutions have we offered by way of Big Society neighbourly help? Or have we just covered our own backsides? Can we help by finding a creative solution to this crisis?

A Creative Insight Into the Banking Crisis

| Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

If, as discussed last week, the eurozone is a mish-mash of politics and economics, then the banking crisis is even more of a hot potato. On the one ...

Disability Living Allowance Disgrace

| Posted 01.13.2012 | UK Politics

I would like to take this sentiment and apply it to a particular social issue happening in Britain today. Once you have read this, you are no less guilty of turning a blind eye than the Germans to the holocaust under Hitler.

Catch-22 of a Rotten Political System

| Posted 01.15.2012 | UK Politics

At the Leveson Enquiry this week, Richard Desmond told the barrister cross-examining him that he didn't know the meaning of the word 'ethical'.

Role of Government in a Capitalist Society

| Posted 01.19.2012 | UK Politics

I cannot believe our politicians have only just realised that the role of government in a capitalist society is the most fundamental problem they need to solve.

Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Huffington Post

"Form is temporary. Class is permanent." This phrase, heard most often in my life in a cricketing context, came to mind today as I was helping to judge the BMS Seasonal Book Marketing Awards (a much more modest event than yesterday's Costa Book Awards, won by Andrew Miller's novel Pure).

The Affliction of Intellectuals Who See All Sides of an Argument

| Posted 01.28.2012 | UK

Late last year, I read the obituary of former Cabinet Minister, Sir Timothy Raison. He served under Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, apparently 'ga...