Whichever way you voted, it is hard not to be dismayed by the shambles that is Brexit, concocted by all sides. In the event any deal agreed gets voted down in Parliament, or there is no deal, there is a material chance the government could fall. One or both of these events would come with […]
Modern life provides us – some would say swamps us – with so much news, information and punditry, which focuses on the here-and-now, that it is easy to be overwhelmed with the feeling of doom and gloom. The list of things to concern us is long and worrisome; Donald Trump leading the free world, a […]
As dawn breaks, the morning light reveals yet another political gamble that has not paid off for the dice roller. The UK has a hung Parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority. Such is the unpredictability of a parliamentary democracy. If you ask the people of the UK what they think, be prepared for […]
As I write, the UK’s FTSE 100 Index has just broken through the psychologically important 7,000 level to close at an all-time high. Great news, yes? Well…
Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, complained recently that he did not understand pensions and then, as if to prove the point, went on to suggest that property might provide a better return than pension investment.