Category Archives: Rants



Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

It is a sad day indeed and I don’t mean because Margaret Thatcher died today. Don’t get me wrong, my heart goes out to her family and I feel sad that such a great lady died. But I am really sad to read some of the pathetic hate comments on Facebook and other public mediums. […]



Obama/Romney Debate….and now the final straits 1

The debates are over and we enter the home straight as the elections are now days away. Here are my thoughts, predictions and pleas for sense. If I was a Republican I would not be a Romney supporter. If that is the best the Party can offer as “Leader of the Free World” (not my […]


What do Banks and Insurance companies have to offer?

Over the last few years there has been a constant stream of bad news and incompetence around the financial institutions and their leaders. Since the Barclay’s announcement and the ongoing review being undertaken by the British Government at the moment, I would like to bring a perspective to this debate that seems to be missing. […]


Bankers and Hubris – the words have become synonymous 1

So Bob Diamond steps down at last and his COO Jerry del Missier who had recently been sent to Canada, followeds. Diamond a year ago told Parliament that the time for bankers to apologize had passed….oh dear, hubris….or just what makes a Banker these days? Fred Goodwin of RBS was named ‘Fred the Shred’ for […]


We don’t need lower taxes….

The whole thinking about taxation has to change. A country needs revenue to build its infrastructure and for new exploration activities. Throughout history, developments like telegraph wires, railway lines, semiconductor cables, etc. all were non lucrative enterprises but they spawned great commerce and great enterprise. All these activities provided the infrastructure for great businesses to […]


American General Election – like a good movie with the good bits missing

As I predicted, the Republicans chose Romney as their candidate and so now the General Election fever has got going. The country is faced with Romney and Obama, and what a sad state of affairs that is. Here is my take: I said on a number of occasions in the past, Republicans are going through […]