A “park the bus” election that ignores our entrepreneurial future

Am I the only one thinking this a God-awful election campaign? With the polls on a knife-edge it’s become more like an Arsenal Vs Chelsea fixture – with the focus being, not on winning, but on not making mistakes, avoiding the loss. The two main parties are supposed to be travelling the country on their election buses, but appear – …

Wolverhampton should be Pittsburgh, not Detroit

There was a well-written article by columnist Jenni Russell in The Times  Thursday, although I found it painful reading in places. It was responding to Prime Minister David Cameron’s conference speech on Wednesday. He spoke of a “land of opportunity”, which left Russell “incredulous”. “What was the connection between his splendid aims and people’s real lives?” she asked. “Inequality has …

10 times my life changed for the better

Life improves in increments. At least, that’s my experience. Indeed, I quite like my life now although I look back and wince at the emotional pain I put myself through (sometimes unnecessarily). Yet, as well as noticing all those errors, I’ve also began to realise how things changed for the better – which was in stages. There were no great …