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Liz Truss Day 9: Bankers’ Bonuses

September 17, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

Bullish

Just over a week since she was anointed as the political leader of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss’ chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng has dropped the mother of all bombshells on the British public. Not much has really happened in the political sphere since the announcement of a windfall for the energy companies on her first full • Read More »

Liz Truss Day 1

September 7, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: politics.

In her first full day as UK Prime Minister, newly-anointed Liz Truss made her position very clear: Excessive profit is totally acceptable. The energy companies, and indeed now all companies, have been given the green light to sit on every penny they’ve made from unexpectedly high profits. She also added, in her time during Prime • Read More »

Why Conservative Tax Cuts Are Dangerous Right Now

July 11, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

How the Tories have increased the cost of living

Boris Johnson hasn’t actually stood down yet, he’s only stated that he intends to. His track record on telling the truth aside, this means there should be a new Conservative leader and Prime Minister fairly soon, but I won’t hold my breath… This “resignation” has triggered a race for hopefuls to chase for the “top • Read More »

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BBC Licence Fee Savings Distraction

January 17, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

Whilst the prime minister is embroiled in yet another controversy, his government has set out to throw “red meat” out to its voter base and back benchers. For one thing, saying the military should be in charge of handling migrant boats in the English Channel is just ridiculous. There are not enough Royal Navy vessels • Read More »

The Absurdity of “Get Brexit Done”

December 17, 2019 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

Get Brexit Done - Union flag with BREXIT text

So, the results came in on Friday 13th December – The British people want to “ get Brexit done”. Of course, they also didn’t like Jeremy Corbin, a radical Labour MP who was subjected to numerous character assassination attempts but who didn’t defend himself against them anywhere near strongly enough. They also had no love • Read More »

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I Love Bad Data

July 13, 2017 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: philosophy, politics, random.

I love bad data

As a digital marketer and copywriter, I love bad data… NOT. When I have to look at web traffic, organic visits, pay per click, social media… I look at the data. When I write a report… I look at and present the data. Writing a blog post or news article? You have to look at • Read More »

And Now the Small Business Signatories

April 27, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

With less than two weeks to go until the election we now have a letter from 5,000 small businesses pledging their allegiance to one party and it’s the blue party again. Furthermore, that letter is once again published in The Telegraph where, this morning, the newspaper’s website calls it a “boost for David Cameron”…

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These 100 Big Business Signatories

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

Having been out of the professional business and journalism loop for the last year, the item in the news today that caught my ear was that The Conservatives wheeled out their 100 business leaders as signatories backing another parliament of blue bosses. It seems that, in retaliation, The Labour Party said that “zero hours contracts” • Read More »

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Clone Wars: Farnborough

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, news, politics.

On the 25th January 2012 I attended a meeting of North Camp residents, even though I live in the Fox Lane area of Farnborough (some might argue that it’s Cove, almost Hawley) The most important aspect of that meeting, hosted by Andrew Lloyd, the Chief Executive of Rushmoor Borough Council, was that he said he • Read More »

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