Gordon Brown’s Economic Gamble

You know what, I have now heard more than enough about how much Gordon Brown is enjoying this recession. Every time you read about the Prime Minister, they tell you that his mood is getting better and better. Having been known as a gloomy old nail-biting misery-guts, he is now presented to us as a man "in his element", the life and soul of the party, a smile or a witty aside never off his lips. Continue reading Gordon Brown’s Economic Gamble

Gordon Brown and the sorry state of the pound

Why is the pound at a 12-year low against a basket of other OECD currencies?
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown have peddled some pretty good bilge in their time, but I don't think I have ever seen anything so bare-faced and intellectually putrid as their attempt to blame the Tories for the sorry state of the pound. Continue reading Gordon Brown and the sorry state of the pound

Electricity and Gas Supply Choices

It was round about 4pm and night had virtually fallen over Islington. The rain was coursing down the window panes and your columnist was flat on his back, riffling the leaves of the paper with his snores. The phone went, and in spite of my indignation - who calls at 4pm on a Saturday, when a chap is fast asleep? - I answered it. Continue reading Electricity and Gas Supply Choices