The market is in control, not the politicians

On the Today programme this morning, Terry Smith, chief executive of the City broker Tullett Prebon, was brought in to explain how the markets would be likely to react to a Labour/Libdem coalition. It is noticeable that the BBC is thoroughly incapable of challenging...

Who's afraid of democracy? – from Avaaz

If like me you’re sick of hung parliament scaremongering, you may like the following from Avaaz… Karen With the election contest hotting up, there is now a real chance that no one party will get an overall majority in Parliament. Polling suggests that...

No fun at the airport…

The volcanic ash saga gives us a taste of what things will be like if we don’t develop markets and aviation policies fit for the 21st century. The Birmingham Post’s editorial this week criticised Birmingham Friends of the Earth, for pointing out that whilst...

LWM is now blogging…

Hello from Localise West Midlands, the small thinktank, campaign group and consultancy promoting a localised approach to trade, money flow and decision-making for a more just and sustainable society. If you don’t know us yet, see our website...