The growing labour and skill shortages across the economy of the United Kingdom are fundamentally down to the explosion of the UK’s demographic time bomb. The UK has an ageing population with an ageing, shrinking, domestic workforce with, just as importantly, an ageing, shrinking, domestic business-owning class. More people are retiring from the UK labour […]
Author: John D Turner
John D Turner is an ex civil servant of some 27 years with particular experience in the areas of employment, training and socio-economic regeneration. He was born in Birmingham and has lived and worked in the city for most of his life. But he joined the Civil Service in London, learning after only a few months there that Yes Minister is a lot more true to life than he had ever imagined it to be.
Early in 2016 Boris Johnson wrote two reasoned articles on Brexit, one for and the other against, but only offered up the one for publication. He wrote the two articles to determine which campaign would give him the best chance of getting into Number 10. One has to give him credit for taking a reasoned […]
Baroness Thatcher would have been appalled. She would want to know why a Tory government, yes a Tory government of self-proclaimed free marketeers, was writing out a blank cheque in the name of the UK taxpayer to give to a successful, profitable Nippon car company and a Chinese Communist Party-owned firm. My politics are centre […]