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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.