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Founder and Chairman of private equity group Terra Firma

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Defence Spending Will Have to Be Increased to Contain a Resurgent Russia

(1) Comments | Posted 18 June 2015 | (14:01)

The announcement that another £500 million is to be saved this year from the UK's defence budget has raised fresh question marks over whether Britain will meet its pledge to spend two per cent of GDP on defence. It's an embarrassment for David Cameron because only last year he called...

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Why German Fears of a Housing Bubble Are Overdone

(0) Comments | Posted 28 October 2014 | (09:31)

No matter what our views on the European Union, we like to pretend in Britain that we are different from our continental neighbours. This certainly includes a belief that our housing market is somehow unique whether it is our attachment of owning our own homes or our concerns about rising...

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Why Unions Must Be Part of Our Long-Term Economic Solution

(14) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (00:00)

The Trade Union Congress, like a Seventies revival band, rolled into Bournemouth this week. There will, I predict, be few surprises. From the conference floor, we will hear all the old hits replayed with industrial action threatened, government failure and employer callousness slammed by a succession of speakers. In response,...

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Why We Should All Hope America Steps Back From the Fiscal Cliff

(13) Comments | Posted 27 December 2012 | (23:00)

The manoeuvrings in Washington over the fiscal cliff are being viewed with a mixture of disbelief or outright distaste by non-Americans. With the stakes so high, there is genuine bewilderment at the daily twists and turns of the negotiations, the backroom dealing and the brinkmanship.

There...

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