We shall defend the euro whatever it takes

These are the words of Ollie Rehn, the EU Economic Affairs Commissioner over the weekend after EU finance ministers were involved in eleven hours of talks. The result of the emergency meeting which was brought together to deal with the fiasco in Greece, will have far-reaching implications throughout the eurozone. The agreement means that the 16 countries in the euro … Continue reading

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Do we need a High Pay Commission?

Today the centre-left political pressure group, Compass, and 100 leading public figures launched a campaign to curb excessive pay. They called on the government to establish a High Pay Commission.   The statement says: “The crisis we find ourselves in is one significantly caused by greed. The salaries of those at the top raced away while the median wage stagnated. … Continue reading

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Call for a tax on chocolate

A GP from Scotland has suggested to a British Medical Association conference on Wednesday that a special tax should be levied on chocolate to help prevent obesity. He said: “Obesity is a mushrooming problem.”  Well he could make his mind up, is it due to mushrooms or chocolate?   Anyway, Stephen Romer, from the University of Westminster has written an … Continue reading

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