“... then shall the realm of Albion come to great confusion.”
Thus spake the fool in ‘King Lear’, his speech concluding ‘This prophecy Merlin shall make, for I live before his time’.
The Brexit pantomime is indeed worthy of being turned into a Shakespeare play, with so many rich characters and twists and turns - and it’s not over yet. Last week Parliament gave up the last vestige of its negotiating power, as Messrs. Clark, Gauke, Mundell and Rudd removed any ‘no deal’ leverage: thus bringing our ability to hold out for more concessions to an end – would someone please communicate this to Boris?
We are where we are, with two choices on the table: the Withdrawal Agreement, or breaking faith with the referendum result. So this week we look at what may be our last chance to avoid the approaching economic black hole of the European Union.
‘Beware the Ides of March’ (typically meaning a day falling between 13th and 15th March), Caesar was warned by a soothsayer: perhaps Theresa May likes to tempt fate. However, the challenges presented last week were not confined to Europe: they included Helen Goodman’s debate on the Child Trust Fund and the Bishop of Oxford speaking of a whole young generation being exposed to the insecurity of a huge experiment of social media and technology and how the Church might help – plus, of course, the Chancellor and his Spring Statement.
Please READ ON .. they’re all accessible from our commentary.
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In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.
Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.