Brexit – When James Bond’s old boss talks, you’d better listen

With only hours (well dozens of them) left before the existential Vote on PM May’s Withdrawal Agreement, no surprise it’s becoming “feisty”. However a couple of incredible articles, and letters, seem to be being “ignored” by the press.  It seems to me, that when the ex-head of MI6 tells you that the agreement endangers UK National …

Shock horror! – Stocks have gone nowhere (slowly) this year.

Amongst all the “sky fell already” comments I read ubiquitously, I wondered is today a welcome timeout for reflection? Perhaps even thanks might be appropriate. So in this short note we try to give some perspective on the “collapse”, and with it draw a deep breath on what might go right in the next few …

Fahrenheit 101 – why inflation indices are so controversial.

We measure inflation using “indices”. They are at best, very rough guides to the change in “average” prices in our economy.  But they’re fraught with problems, like “whose average?” Or indeed who is Mr and Mrs Average? So the debate as to which method is righ is very important. We’re seeing such a debate in …