Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

Brave new thoughts

Published Tuesday 13 October, 2009

Massive borrowing by the government may well have helped sort the banking crisis but I wonder if the penny has dropped in some parts of the labour party that borrowing is merely deferred taxation. It has to be repaid by huge hikes in taxes (rendering the country an unattractive place in which to earn a living or take risk and create jobs and wealth) or by big savings in what those taxes are also used for… the provision of public services and those associated costs.

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We must avoid the growing UK Public and Private Sector Apartheid

Published Monday 15 June, 2009

Speaking at the sixth annual Harvey Nash-sponsored Business Breakfast Lord Digby Jones called for moral courage in the UK public sector to remedy years of inefficiency in public service delivery, and to uphold the UK’s standing as a global economic leader and vital trading partner.

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The Currency of Power in the 21st Century

Published Thursday 14 May, 2009

At a time when whole communities have rarely felt less secure and when the economies of democratic capitalism have been shaken to their very core the leaders in our society, be they from politics, business or any of the other vested interests in our communities, must ensure that people (and especially the young) stay on the page of training and skills.

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Public versus Private Sector Debate

Published Thursday 14 May, 2009

In a speech to an audience from all walks of public sector life in Cardiff recently, Lord Digby Jones warned of a growing apartheid between the private and public sectors in the UK.

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