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Charlie Mullins left school at 15 with no academic qualifications and embarked on a four-year plumbing apprenticeship which set the foundation for his success. Once qualified he set up a plumbing firm in a basement of an estate agent in Pimlico. The firm was aptly named Pimlico Plumbers. Today, Pimlico Plumbers is the UK’s biggest independent plumbers

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David Cameron Was a Courageous Leader Who Put Country Above Self to the Very End!

(2) Comments | Posted 15 July 2016 | (10:17)

Throughout his political career, first as leader of the opposition, then as PM under coalition conditions, David Cameron did the best for his country, often at personal and political cost to himself, and for me that elevates him way beyond being merely a successful politician, and into the realm of...

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The EU Referendum: I Hope We Can Think Our Way Past A Dogmatic Response!

(1) Comments | Posted 23 June 2016 | (14:54)

The past four months have at times been quite unpleasant; the last 60 days gruelling and sometimes vitriolic, and this last six days has been immensely sad.

Throughout the EU referendum campaign some have adopted the mentality of Russian football hooligans and used the referendum as an excuse to lash...

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Is Corbyn an Undercover Agent for Vote Leave?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2016 | (09:26)

Is Jeremy Corbyn such an inept politician that after months of campaigning in the EU referendum it still feels like he doesn't give a damn about remaining inside the European Union, even if he occasionally whispers that he does? Or would it suit him and his Socialist cabal, currently in...

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Dirty Politics - Stand Up for What You Believe and Get Labelled a 'Tax Dodger'!

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2016 | (11:48)

It has been said that I love a bit of publicity, but even I know that having my picture splashed across the front page of The Times newspaper, while being accused of being a 'tax avoider' stretches the old adage 'there's no such thing as bad publicity' a little far.

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Tusk's EU Proposal Is the Beginning Not the End - let The Haggling & Bargaining Begin!

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2016 | (09:20)

I welcome European Council President Donald Tusk's proposal this morning, as representing, without any doubt, a 'substantial change', as David Cameron has already said, to Europe's position on the concessions it must and will make to keep the UK inside the EU.

This is a day when those who said...

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Free Lunchers Don't Have a Clue What Brexit Britain Would Be Like!

(1) Comments | Posted 8 January 2016 | (15:22)

Life has taught me a few very sound lessons, and one of the most basic is that you don't ever get something for nothing, which sounds much better in the phrase 'there's no such thing as a free lunch.' Which, it would seem, is exactly what the likes of Douglas...

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More Evidence That Welfare Dependence Can Be Reversed - From A Focused Chancellor!

(6) Comments | Posted 9 July 2015 | (10:47)

As a country the UK was, as I've said before, in a sad state where people were aspiring, if that's the right word to use, to a life on benefits because that was the most viable option being presented to them. As an economy we were hooked on benefits, and...

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They May Not like What Comes Out of My Mouth but the Contents of My Wallet Are Fair Game!

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2015 | (15:23)

Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn't want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there's not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.

According to research from...

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Has the Tide Turned on the Criminals Running Banking?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (16:21)

On Wednesday night in his Mansion House Speech the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, signaled the end to the 'culture of impunity' for those pin-striped villains known as bankers, who have for so long shown so much contempt for the law.

At the heart of scandal after...

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On My Ship If You Don't Follow Orders You Walk The Plank & David Cameron Is Right To Demand the Same Loyalty!

(1) Comments | Posted 8 June 2015 | (15:58)

David Cameron is completely correct in laying down the law to members of his cabinet and other ministers, when it comes to them following orders and not campaigning for a UK exit from Europe.

It is the prime minister's stated goal to get a better deal for the UK from...

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If Union Members Can't Be Arsed to Vote Why Should Their Bosses Be Allowed to Hijack People's Lives?

(32) Comments | Posted 28 May 2015 | (00:00)

This morning I was on the wireless to discuss the government's intention to change the law so that a small number of trade union leaders can't hijack the country by calling strikes that their members don't feel strongly enough about to even cast their ballot.

And as I told BBC...

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10 Commandments For Getting A Job

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2015 | (11:01)

It's not unusual to find me on here moaning about people who don't do themselves any favours when it comes to trying to get a job. These days a lot of the feedback I get comes from my recruitment department, so yesterday when they were having a rant I suggested...

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You Can't Be an Apprenticeship Champion Without Championing Business!

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2015 | (15:51)

Ed Miliband's so called 'Apprenticeship Guarantee' is nothing but an empty promise and would be doomed to failure on account of Labour's continued antipathy towards, and hatred for, the business community. In reality what Mr Miliband is promising is a youth training scheme, because there is no way an economy...

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Dear Eds - I'm One Business Leader Who Won't Keep Quiet!

(2) Comments | Posted 4 February 2015 | (11:58)

The Labour Party under Ed Miliband and his most un-super sidekick Ed Balls are completely anti-business, a fact that has been demonstrated time and again with policies that treat UK PLC as a tax cash cow, that never needs feeding. You can starve it and it keeps on producing the...

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The EU Debate: What's Best for Business In Britain?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (12:53)

A recent YouGov survey found that 43 per cent of Brits would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum, while 38 per cent would vote to leave.

It's always a controversial topic, but last night Lord Digby Jones, the former head of the CBI and former...

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Excuses Over Not Paying Minimum Wage are Complete Rubbish

(11) Comments | Posted 16 January 2015 | (23:00)

Does anyone really believe major firms like retailer H&M and Welcome Break, the service station operator, when they say that staff were paid below the minimum wage as a result of 'time logging errors' (H&M) and an 'IT problem' (Welcome Break)?

That is just complete rubbish, and as...

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I'm No Scrooge, But I'm Giving Christmas Cards a Miss This Year

(4) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (11:23)

As Christmas rolls round again, I've decided against hampers, cards and parties in favour of a more community-led approach.

So you've almost got through another tough year in business. You've made a lot of the hard decisions and hopefully reaped some of the rewards. However, now you face one of...

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Apprentices Are Beating Graduates in the Jobs Race - Is Anyone Surprised By This?

(1) Comments | Posted 25 November 2014 | (16:00)

Do people think I should be crowing about the findings of a report that says that apprentices are way more employable than graduates? Come on, you'd have to be a complete idiot to think anything else was true.

There are hundreds of thousands of kids going to university...

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Twitter Trolls: Come and Say It to My Face!

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (17:19)

I heard this morning that Jonathan Agnew quit Twitter after receiving a stream of abuse on the site after a spat with Kevin Pietersen's wife. Although I haven't (yet) been wished 'death by Ebola' by an anonymous Twitter user, I've recently had the misfortune of dealing with a few Twitter...

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Cameron Wins the Election With Barnstorming Conference Speech

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (10:06)

After a challenging few months the Prime Minister came out of his corner fighting. And, as a former boxer myself, it was clear he threw a few knockout punches that will have his opponents reeling.

I had the pleasure of hearing David Cameron's speech in Birmingham yesterday after spending the...

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