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Bad Medicine

It was George Osborne’s genius that he was able to make a virtue of his chosen vice.

For a man who ideologically desires austerity - but who is smart enough to understand that the public do not share that desire - the global financial crisis was a gift. He could - with a sad and sombre mask to hide his glee - slash away at public services and heap the blame on the Labour Party.

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July 8th 2020

Money For Nothing

Rishi Sunak framed his statement on economic recovery today as a question ‘not just of economics, but of values’. The Chancellor is so committed to Britain building back from the pandemic that he will pay...
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July 3rd 2020

We Built This City

“We are doubling down on levelling up - if you can make sense of that.” So spoke our Prime Minister in his ‘New Deal’ speech this week. He read it out. From a script that...
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June 5th 2020

This is America

In his inauguration speech, Donald Trump promised that he would end the ‘American carnage’ that he and his supporters perceived as the ruination of their nation. It is not a partisan or particularly controversial observation...
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June 1st 2020

Lodestone appoints Non-Exec Director

Lodestone has today appointed ex PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner, Stuart Warriner as a Non-Executive Director. Stuart brings extensive board level experience in corporate finance and M&A to the agency. Stuart Warriner is a Managing Director at GCA...
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May 26th 2020

Thinnest Of Air

Authority, in politics, is like oxygen in respiration. It is essential and invisible and whilst you can’t physically see the lack of it, you can sure feel it. This Government is experiencing a crisis of...
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