Friday, January 24, 2020

Catherine Blaiklock

Catherine Blaiklock
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Hungry? Let them eat spuds!

ACCORDING to the Independent, 500,000 children in Britain go to school on an empty stomach. A quick Google search for ‘People going to bed hungry...

Where the minimum wage is now the maximum

I run a business and that needs a number of part-time cleaners. Rather like Theodore Dalrymple during his years as a prison doctor, I...

Is the new face of Nike a smart move to foil Trump’s tariffs?

Companies, especially manufacturing ones, like cheap labour, and Nike is no exception. The US sports goods giant makes 46 per cent of its products...

If banks did this to students, it would be called mis-selling

Student loans carry an interest rate of RPI plus 3 per cent. I recently asked two elite students what they thought RPI was. One...

Simple ways to stem the health service cash haemorrhage

When Laura Perrins asked how Generation Rent would pay for the NHS, she was thinking the same as I and many others have been...

Time to put our housing in order

As Laura Perrins wrote on TCW last week, the topic that is really vexing the young Corbynistas is house prices. I wonder if Hammond and...

Driven crazy by the D-word

Visiting America, I liked the picture with this article about the wonderfully named Hamtramck, part of Detroit. It shows all the ironies of the...

An evening with Jordan Peterson in Motor City

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life and protagonist in that infamous Cathy Newman Channel 4 interview, is doing a worldwide speaking tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54 The only...

A lone voice behind enemy lines

This week I went to a sixth-form college in a small Norfolk town for a ‘Question Time’ event. I didn’t sleep very well the night...

Memo to the FT – Remaining, not leaving, is what would wreck us

On Tuesday the Financial Times Europe Editor Tony Barber wrote a piece entitled ‘The EU is no protectionist racket.’ How the FT has fallen. But...

Thanks to insane public borrowing, interest rates are about to explode

Let’s take a few numbers: Bank of England base rate: 0.5 per cent Annual interest on the national debt: £49billion Armed Forces spending: £35billion Although interest rates are...

The answer to drug crime is punishment

When you enter Singapore and fill in your immigration form, it says in big bold red letters: WARNING DEATH TO DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE...

It’s an unequal world – get over it

The Financial Times ran an article entitled ‘Bitcoin: why is it so male-dominated?’ The Express went further and implied there was some sort of...

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