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The National Trust is Selling its Soul

The National Trust is Selling its Soul

Richard Marshall September 6, 2017 0

What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘National Trust’? Old buildings I presume? Perhaps an image of veteran volunteers who have given many years if not decades of service to the Trust.

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Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Richard Marshall September 4, 2017 0

With parliament almost ready to return to Westminster after its summer brake, and many things having changed, or not as the case may be over the course of the last few months, now seems

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A Middle-Class Rip-Off: How The Middle Classes are Using Subsidies to Bogart Art

A Middle-Class Rip-Off: How The Middle Classes are Using Subsidies to Bogart Art

Richard Marshall August 29, 2017 0

  ‘Bernard, a subsidy is for art, for culture. It is not to be given to what the people want! It is for what the people don’t want but ought to have!’ So said the fictionalized Sir

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The Brexit Fallout: The Deepening Age Divide

The Brexit Fallout: The Deepening Age Divide

Richard Marshall August 2, 2017 1

Forget class war; age war is fast becoming the new reality of modern life. The grey-haired mob, who have voted continually for austerity in their own self-interest and for whom spitting on the grave

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Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Richard Marshall July 30, 2017 0

Debt. 30, 40 or 50 years ago it was a dirty word, something to be avoided and only to be acquired in the most important or extreme circumstances. Now it is by and large

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Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Richard Marshall July 17, 2017 0

Suddenly in recent weeks, the issue of public sector pay has arisen again and has produced conflicting messages from the Cabinet and leading MP’s. But who is saying what, why and if anything what

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A Billion Pounds we never knew we had!

A Billion Pounds we never knew we had!

Richard Marshall June 30, 2017 1

Allow me to crave your indulgence for just a minute to imagine a political scenario. What you must conjure up in your mind is an image of a woman, lets call her the Prime

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Young People Are Voting: Get used to it, get over it!

Young People Are Voting: Get used to it, get over it!

Richard Marshall June 25, 2017 0

On a train journey back from London last week, I overheard a conversation between two elderly pensioners which upset me, and so I decided to respond with this article. For years, British politics has

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The Economics of the ‘Underclass’

The Economics of the ‘Underclass’

Richard Marshall June 13, 2017 0

Poverty: the norm of the third world and the scourge of the first. In Britain, it conjurers images of economic deprivation, homelessness and empty plates. But what does the term ‘underclass’ bring to mind?

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The Slow March towards a ‘One Party State’…

The Slow March towards a ‘One Party State’…

Richard Marshall May 23, 2017 0

‘The Hate rose to its climax. The voice of Goldstein had become an actual sheep’s bleat, and for an instant the face changes into that of a sheep… But in the same moment, drawing

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