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Tom Watson

Just to be clear this “attacking” of”Blairite” MP’s is tosh – if it is happening, it’s not Labour Members doing it – as has been ...

Corbyn

So in between getting into scuffs on Twitter I am going to do my annual post. Do I think Corbyn’s Labour can win in 2020? ...

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Tom Watson

Just to be clear this “attacking” of”Blairite” MP’s is tosh – if it is happening, it’s not Labour Members doing it – as has been ...

Corbyn

So in between getting into scuffs on Twitter I am going to do my annual post. Do I think Corbyn’s Labour can win in 2020? ...

Take The Offshore Cash

  In 2008 we realised that banks, around the world could not be trusted. Then some learned that no matter how much you deposit in ...

Elitism and The Void

Or How The Noble Class Filled The Void In Politics. It’s an interesting concept for anyone who is seduced by the enchanting politics of anarchism. ...

Democracy 2.0

I was sixteen when I first gave any real thought to what politics were needed to make life work for everybody. I wrote a paper ...

Which Plane Has My Iphone 5!

The lengths that people will go to hunt down and snag the  soon to be ubiquitous iphone5 : . I walked past a small queue ...

Occupy 12 Months On

Twelve months ago today the Occupy Wall Street protest began with a simple and immediately understandable message. We are the 99% and what happens in ...

Superheroes

I was posed the question, as a nerd, “What do you look for in a Superhero novel, what do you look for in a villain”.  ...

What to do With Boris

Having just watched the rousing speech that London Mayor, Boris Johnson made during the end-of-Olympics rally, I too was very impressed. With UK Prime Minister, ...

Quebec – The Bastion of Socialism – I think not..

So a small and consistent minority of Quebecers’ want a more socialist government and thus is how we ended up with the PQ in power. ...

Quebec Election

I am not convinced that the result of the Quebec election means anything. Fundamentally almost 70% of the Province did not want the PQ and ...

The Awakening and My Ratings System

This is a beautifully shot movie that sits alongside more traditional “Horror” Fayre like, The Others and Woman In Black. That is far from being ...

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  • Gross Domestic Product August 28, 2015
    0.7% (Q2 2015) Unrevised from previously published estimate (Quarterly), UK. seasonally adjusted, chained volume measure
  • Household Final Consumption Expenditure August 28, 2015
    0.7% (Q2 2015) Compared with 0.9% in quarter 1 2015 (Quarterly), UK. seasonally adjusted, chained volume measure
  • Net migration (UK) August 27, 2015
    330,000 (year ending March 2015) an estimated increase of 94,000 since the year ending March 2014 (Annually), UK
  • Services Producer Price Index (Gross Sector) August 26, 2015
    0.5% (Quarter 2 2015) The gross sector aggregate of selected Services Producer Price Indices stands at 105.1, a rise of 0.5% in the year to Quarter 2 2015. (Quarterly), UK
  • Retail Sales, July 2015 August 20, 2015
    110.7 (July 2015) a change on 3 months on same period a year earlier of 4.3%. (Monthly), GB
  • Producer Price Index: Output Price August 18, 2015
    -1.6% (July 2015) The output price index stands at 106.9, a fall of 1.6% in the year to July 2015 (Monthly), UK
  • Consumer Prices Index August 18, 2015
    0.1% (July 2015) CPI annual inflation stands at 0.1% in July 2015, compared to 0.0% change in the year to June 2015. (Monthly), UK
  • Producer Price Index: Input Price August 18, 2015
    -12.4% (July 2015) The input price index stands at 95.9, a fall of 12.4% in the year to July 2015 (Monthly), UK
  • Employment rate August 12, 2015
    73.4% (April to June 2015) down 0.1 percentage points from January to March 2015 (Monthly), UK
  • Unemployment rate August 12, 2015
    5.6% (April to June 2015) up 0.1 percentage points from January to March 2015 (Monthly), UK