• Brexit and COVID-19 - should Boris Johnson request an extension

      What he has done is declare that he will not extend the transition period, then along came Covid-19; this has scuppered bi-lateral talks but given that the PM has until 30 June to ask for an extension he will probably not eat humble pie but instead go for the hard exit under WTO rules. Given the post COVID-19 recession we probably won't notice the impact of Brexit.

    • Post COVID - 19 Public Services and Taxation

      Watch for the Conservatives increasing the TAX burden as the only way to improve Public Services and pay for the increased national debt. They may of course try to get Companies to pay the taxes that are due instead of paying what they think and when they want. The time has come to stop sending money to dictators and corrupt governments and focus some of the 0.7% of GDP (£12Bn) on the UK homeless, School books and social care and the much valued and appreciated NHS.

    • Tory Government and the Environment

       I said they would hit the motorists first - your VED is going to sky rocket thanks to George Osbourne's 2015 budget and you will pay more for new cars costing in excess of £40K including Hybrid cars; this does not incentivise people to buy the expensive Hybrid and electric cars and works against the Governments climate change policy.

    • Corporation Tax avoidance.
      The current systems allows companies to avoid paying tax on UK earned profits, this must change if Public Services are to improve. Remember TAX pays for Teachers, Doctors, Police, Defence, roads etc. all of these are being cut because of a short fall in TAX.