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Michael Fry: Immigrants Can Offer the Drive That is Vital to Our Economy
Michael Fry | 22nd September 2016
THERESA May has been in New York to address a special summit at the United Nations on refugees and migrants, held with the aim of “bringing together countries behind a more humane and co-ordinated approach”.
At least that is what the official agenda says, but it did not seem to interest the Prime Minister much. Her speech concentrated on how to stop refugees ...
Michael Fry: SME Owners Have No Time to Play Golf and Don’t Need Handicaps
Michael Fry | 15th September 2016
LIAM Fox’s sally at the British business community as being “too lazy and fat” for a post-Brexit world has aroused a storm of indignation, at least among its slimmer and nimbler members. We have heard less from those who are as a matter of fact fat and lazy. Perhaps they are too stunned at the frankness of this son of East Kilbride. In his years representing English suburb and shire, he has never really gone native and turned posh, but ...
Michael Fry: Adjusting Our Approach to Growth Can Create Nation We All Desire
Michael Fry | 8th September 2016
THE Scottish government has at last put economic growth at, or at least near, the top of its political agenda. In her speech at Holyrood on September 6 setting out the legislative programme for the coming year, Nicola Sturgeon spent several minutes extolling the concept of economic growth in a way no other first minister has done since we achieved devolution in 1999. I hope it will turn out to have been a historic moment.
The mistakes of Scottish governments, Labour and SNP, are one reason ...
Michael Fry: Kezia wants to Raise Taxes in Tough Times – D’oh! We Need to Cut Instead
Michael Fry | 2nd September 2016
AT their worst, conversations can be shouty things or else so banal and boring that you struggle to stay awake. At their best, on the other hand, they can be lively, piquant and enlightening enough to lead to a positive change of behaviour in all those taking part.
Let’s hope the `national conversation' broached today by Nicola Sturgeon at Stirling falls into the last ...
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