Opinion from Lord Digby Jones, 2016

I wish you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2017

Published Thursday 29 December, 2016

As I get older, as, last year, a few dear friends slipped this mortal coil far too early but, in their desperately sad passing, gave us what Wordsworth called Intimations of Mortality, as I see so much hate and selfishness in this World yet also never cease to be amazed by the kindness of others

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At the end of the day, it all boils down to Trade….

Published Thursday 29 December, 2016

With the Supreme Court deliberating in the grandfather of all reality tv shows and with MPs apparently talking of little else as they selfishly seek party or individual political advantage (plus ca change.......!), one could be forgiven for thinking that Brexit and how it will all pan out is actually a Westminster Show.

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When will they ever learn....

Published Tuesday 15 November, 2016

"When will they ever learn?" sang the latest Nobel Laureate, Robert Dylan Esq; yes indeed Bob, "when will they ever learn?" So, it is to be President Trump!

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An unpublished Letter to the Times on 7/11/16

Published Tuesday 8 November, 2016

The GRS (Great Remain Sulk) goes on! Parliamentarians in both Houses who are Remainers form the vast majority there but they are in the minority in the Country. They aim "to respect the Will of the People" by agreeing to a (delayed as far as possible) Brexit ...

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Don't listen to what people say, watch what they do

Published Monday 7 November, 2016

As a lawyer many years ago, I had many clients who would say one thing, swearing blind they would follow a particular path, and then promptly walk off and do something entirely different. In my time as Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry so often I saw examples of those words in action.

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Strike a Blow for Freedom

Published Monday 8 August, 2016

There is something afoot my friends! In the bowels of democratic capitalism, all over the developed world, the people are on the move. Ignored by elites for decades; fed up of being told that, in true Panglossian fashion, everything is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds;

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Behave in a way that enables people to be proud of business ….

Published Tuesday 26 July, 2016

British business finds itself in the dock today because of the collapse of BHS and the behaviour of Sir Philip Green, but the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, as MPs described it, does not mean that capitalism is to blame.

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Our Country is made for globalization

Published Thursday 21 July, 2016

"Our Country is made for globalisation"; when I was Minister of State for Trade and Investment I would repeat these words at every opportunity; I even heard the Prime Minister at the time, Gordon Brown, use them in a speech or two as well.

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Well my friends....a Brave New Morning!

Published Friday 24 June, 2016

The ordinary Brit has looked the Global Establishment Elite (be they from politics, business, trades unions or the media) squarely in the face and said "my democratic freedom is not for sale".

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