The one hard-and-fast rule about a 'Plan B' is to make sure there is one. The farming industry - at the whim in recent years of foot and mouth, bovine TB, crop disease, droughts, flooding, and commodity price crashes to name but a few - understands of the importance of a fall-back plan.
In a world obsessed with identity politics I want to bring things back to basics and explain why I believe we should leave the EU and why I think gender has absolutely nothing to do with it... Returning power and democracy to our great nation is something that every proud Briton, should be fighting for, regardless of whether they are man or woman.
Osborne will claim his Chancellorship a success next Wednesday but he has failed to meet the benchmarks against which he said we should judge him when he moved into No 11 Downing. And which group, above all else, has paid the price for his failure and are now being punished as Osborne seeks to retrieve something in time for the Tory leadership election? Our young people.
This morning Facebook UK announced - via the BBC's Kamal Ahmed - that it would start booking sales in the UK. So, welcome news. But (and you knew I was going to say this) let's not get carried away.
Many of my Labour colleagues say: worry not, we have Alan Johnson and Hilary Benn flying the flag for our team. They'll deliver the approximate nine million Labour and 'lefty' votes for remain. Yet, despite the derisory opinion of Corbyn in the press, he does have a huge amount of influence over this group. A group whose vote will be hugely important and one that currently doesn't have a voice. And a group that distrusts the Cameron Government hugely. Labour voters across the UK are looking for a voice in the referendum debate. Whilst Johnson is credible and articulate, it is Corbyn they look to. If he remains passively on the edge, he runs the risk of the UK leaving the EU.
Will we ever have gender equality in financial services? Genuine equality - parity of earnings, representation on boards and recognition of women's talent, merit and contribution, in exactly the same way men have enjoyed since the City began?
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with headquarters in Germany and indeed is one of Europe's mightiest financial institutions and the ...
Being an optimist I do have hope and faith. I know that my job might be harder in Opposition to deliver on the pledges we have made, but I also know that it is more important than ever to make sure not only do we hold this government to account and expose it's continuous failures which effect places like Bradford West, but also that we make sure we win 2020.
KFC and McDonald's have announced they will be banning under 18s from some of their branches unless they're accompanied by an adult... I've seen more fights between drunk adults at 2am then I have between teens.
Many of the employment rights we now take for granted - things like health and safety protections and legal entitlement to breaks - were secured through hard-fought battles by trade unions and their members. It's up to young workers to act together to resist new forms of exploitation.
The Prime Minister has demanded the Leave side explain their plan for life outside the EU, hoping perhaps we will descend into civil war over multiple options. Well, forgive me if I have a go at an answer...
To think Ukip will disappear after the referendum is to fundamentally misunderstand the appeal of Ukip. What unites the party and attracts millions of voters is not only a hatred of the EU, but a fierce, relentless, and at times blinkered, patriotism.
The EU referendum is a massive decision which we all have to make and it affects jobs, investment, our rights and safety. Some people want to make the referendum about immigration but the evidence suggests a leave vote would give us no increased control over our own borders. In fact, leaving the EU could actually cause migration to rise.
In the Highlands and in my constituency, there are many mysteries, such as the location of the Loch Ness monster. However, the biggest mystery has to be why Inverness, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and towns like Nairn are apparently not considered to be on the Mainland - at least according to some couriers. They are not buying boxes to Brigadoon, they are asking for things to be sent to a modern city.
However you approach the debate on Sunday trading, the government's arguments fall flat. It is unclear how many retailers actually want to make use of extended hours, shopworkers don't want it, and consumers aren't exactly knocking marching down Whitehall to fight for more ways to part with their cash.
Do we really want great institutions like the London School of Economics and Imperial College to be effectively closed to our own young people because they can't afford to live in London? I hope the universities themselves will agree that would be a terrible prospect - which is why I hope in time they'll also come to value and respect the concept of the Student Living Rent.