A FORMER Blair aide accused Ed Miliband – indisputably the least fortunate of Labour leaders – of “misguided anti-business rhetoric” although as leader of the Opposition he must automatically dispute every government move.
A Tory administration is inevitably pro-business but although no government or Opposition would deny the population an opportunity to do business Cameron is pro-City, pro-markets and pro-fat cat.
There is a difference, and it is not necessary to be pro-Labour or pro-Miliband – merely pro-EU – to appreciate that.
A most uncommon cold
WHEN America sneezes Europe catches a cold, which is why its sub-prime mortgages triggered the economic crisis in 2008.
Because of this the US primaries and approaching presidential elections should be vitally important but few are paying more than cursory intention this side of the Atlantic.
Hardly surprising when that American sneeze has turned to double pneumonia and the euro is fighting for its life. Every cloud…
THERE are now 4.42 million unemployed in Spain, the highest since records began in 1996.
Meanwhile, car-sales – that reliable barometer of prosperity – have plummeted to their lowest since 1993 although paradoxically sales at the top-end of the market remain virtually unchanged.
And instead of breeding resentment towards Porsche-purchasers among the cash-strapped, there should be relief that some, at least, are moving their money around.