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A Means to an End - An Analysis on the Assisted Dying Debate

Maggie Shinder | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maggie Shinder

Assisted death is a complicated issue and for many people it is frightening to imagine the state a person must be in if they no longer want to live. But this does not mean the matter should be ignored or hidden from public debate.

Time for Less Talk and More Action on Infrastructure

Mike Robb | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Robb

Ultimately, we must invest in our infrastructure and make the UK the most attractive place in the world to do business. It's time to stop the talk and get spending. If this is the course of action the Government has decided to take - rightly, in my view - let's get on with it.

Welcome Greeks Bearing Debt

Cameron Penny | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics
Cameron Penny

No one should take comfort from the inevitable truth hurtling towards the Eurozone countries faster than Phidippides carried news of a previous Athenian disaster abroad. It is, like most truths, simple. Greece will sooner or later fall out of the Euro.

Is This the First Real Global Financial Leader Since Bretton Woods?

Iain Anderson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Iain Anderson

There is no doubt in my mind. This week in Washington I saw the most impressive performance of a financial policymaker since the crash began in 2007.

A Big Year for Big Co

Mike Robb | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Mike Robb

It's going to be a tough year for the UK economy. A phrase so inherent it is almost clichéd, but yet so valid, and more so than perhaps many of us can comprehend. The next 12 months are going to be extremely tough.

Sacrebleu! French Go Negative in Economic War of Words

Mike Robb | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Robb

Needless to say, the Brits aren't flavour of the month in Paris. Mind you, when have we ever been?

Does Northern Rock's Sale Herald the Coming of a New 'Challenger Bank'?

Mike Robb | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Mike Robb

We've heard it time and again in 2011 - the UK retail banking sector needs a new kid on the block to challenge the big five.

Questions Raised Yet Again on Ability of Bank of England to Control Inflation

Iain Anderson | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Mervyn is predicting a rapid return to lower inflation in the coming year. As the effects of the VAT increase earlier in 2011 drop out of the numbers in the first quarter of 2012, there will be a marked effect. That we can be sure of.

Time to Feel a Bit More Confident on Growth

Iain Anderson | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

With a Eurozone crisis raging throughout the period, August rioting and talk of 'economic war' from some UK Cabinet members, it appears British businesses and consumers have confounded the media, political and economic commentariat.