Here’s a radical idea: we could put together a cabinet, equally representative of pro and anti-Europe members, with two co-Prime Ministers
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
One thing which really bothers me are scandalmongers who look to do nothing but cause trouble. I call them busybodies, and the trade unions calling for strikes across the board over the 2013 1% pay cap are the personification of busybodies.
12/09/2017 16:10 BST
When you leave Corbyn to "deal with it" as he so proudly said during the election, you should know the job won't get done. Unlike my engineers at Pimlico Plumbers, Corbyn doesn't understand how to make good on a promise and deliver on what people have signed up for.
20/07/2017 13:44 BST
With the general election just under a month away, I can already feel the anguish seeping out of the Labour party. The cries from the local councillors who were destroyed last week was a blatant warning to the Labour parliamentary candidates of what's to come. May's mayhem is mortaring all over Labour in the lead up to June 8th, with everyone besides Corbyn predicting the majority of casualties will be those who bleed red.
11/05/2017 11:42 BST
The Levy tax can be used to fund new apprenticeships - something which I've been an advocate of for many years. As a former apprentice myself, I've always practiced what I preach and Pimlico Plumbers has always taken on apprentices, in our corporate offices, as well as amongst our engineers.
06/04/2017 11:29 BST
Yesterday we learned nothing that the PM hadn't already signaled in recent speeches, so you could say that at least Sterling didn't tank again. Of course that would be to misunderstand markets; the damage has already been done to our currency, since, as I've already said, all Theresa May did yesterday was reiterate her position.
18/01/2017 15:59 GMT
Those inside the Conservative party, and others screaming from the side-lines, need to wise up on how people like Donald Trump do business. He is a classic bully, and if the recent election isn't a good indicator of that then there is no hope that we will ever be able to deal with his underhand tactics.
16/11/2016 10:51 GMT
It's now more than three months since it was decided by referendum that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union (EU). The vote, established by The European Referendum Act 2015 was 'advisory', but despite what people might think I'm one former Remain campaigner who doesn't support overturning the decision made by a majority of voters on June 23.
12/10/2016 12:10 BST
Many will look upon such behaviour by the Lords as a reason to hasten their abolition, and have them replaced by an elected second chamber, but I would argue the opposite, that if they save us from making this huge mistake we should grant them a stay of execution for at least 100 years.
16/08/2016 11:01 BST
Since becoming Prime Minister Theresa May has been sounding like some kind of Buddhist holy woman chanting the mantra 'Brexit is Brexit' whenever she's challenged on the 'ifs & whens' of Britain's actual departure from the European Union.
05/08/2016 14:35 BST
So, we're going to Brexit are we? At 4:40am on Friday, June 24, when David Dimbleby declared that the Leaves had carried the day in the EU referendum it certainly felt like we were as good as out. But one very eventful month later the form of our future relationship with the European Union feels a lot less certain.
25/07/2016 16:44 BST
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 true statesman.
15/07/2016 11:25 BST
Personally I hope we can think our way past a dogmatic response and get a Remain result come tomorrow morning, and I hope that during the course of the past few months some who thought that, given the chance to have their say, would vote to Leave the EU, might decide to Remain after all.
23/06/2016 15:28 BST
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 control of the Labour Party, for the Brexiteers to drag Britain back to an era of politics they understand?
14/06/2016 12:33 BST
No, truth is, whoever passed on details of a long-running and ongoing employment tribunal dispute, wanted me discredited and shut up, and also to send a warning to anyone else who was considering making any public statements on Europe to think long and hard before doing so.
22/02/2016 13:21 GMT
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.
03/02/2016 12:16 GMT
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 Carswell and Nigel Farage of the Europe Quitters Campaign, would have us believe.
11/01/2016 12:47 GMT
This budget provides evidence not only of George Osborn's determination to transform the UK's high tax, high welfare economy into a more prosperous low tax, low welfare dependence one, but also of the real possibility that if we stick to a combination of push and pull policies, this once considered impossible outcome, can be achieved.
09/07/2015 12:19 BST
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.
16/06/2015 11:26 BST
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.
15/06/2015 10:54 BST
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