Check out the big brain on Wayne

Check out the big brain on Wayne

Aug 30, 2014 | No Comments

If you didn’t vest interests in a game then the outcome would be immaterial. To watch a football match as a supporter is to expose our emotions to vested interests and that requires judgement. Aren’t we all clever. This is real life game theory. Why do we all love sport so much? For me, its […]

The Insecure Borders

Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

Our Island nation is our greatest asset, yet our dysfunctional border control of immigration is exposing a serious weakness.  Our borders seem as secure as prosperity in Berwick Upon Tweed if Scotland votes Yes in the referendum. Westminster needs to stop being so English and think positive. When dealing with people with savage religious views delivered with no […]

Lynsey Sharp’s Fan Club

Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

I think Lynsey Sharp deserves a big fan club after a wonderful season of improvement and success on the women’s 800m circuit, culminating in yesterdays sub 2min win in the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.  I’m glad our athletes are performing as though they are trying to impress their biggest hero who they just can’t […]

Our Ugly Economic Models

Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

Good luck modelling the irrational mind Accurate economic forecasting is as rare as a beautiful dalliance in a Swansea nightclub.  Economics deals with the aggregation of actions, reactions and decisions of real human lives.  For economists to assume all actors are making rational decisions, not based on emotions, is an oversimplification of reality.  How many of your […]

The Yes Campaign have changed my mind

Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments

Previously, one of my major life strategies has been……never ask an estate agent for the truth, never shake hands with a gynaecologist.  This has stood me in good stead until the Yes Campaign tried to conflate the NHS with Independence.  If I’m not mistaken, the Scottish Government is already in complete control of NHS Scotland. […]

A Sustainable National Health Service

A Sustainable National Health Service

Aug 13, 2014 | No Comments

Like a guest on Jim’ll Fix it , our collective attitude towards the NHS is an abusive one. When individuals get something free their cognitive reasoning values it less than something consciously paid for. Like the abhorrent Jimmy Saville, the abuse is consistent, repeated and from all directions: Inflated drug prices and predatory pricing, telephone number salaries, […]

Please Scotland, Save our Town

Aug 12, 2014 | No Comments

The lovely border town of Berwick upon Tweed faces total destruction as a viable economic entity if the Scots vote Yes on 18th September.  To construct an economic wall just north of the town can only negatively effect its future prospects. Like everything in our highly financialised world, money and economics dominates every aspect of […]

Alex Salmond’s Project Fear

Aug 11, 2014 | No Comments

Is the good ship Salmond taking on water? Mr Salmond is now suggesting the Scottish people abandon all reason and focus entirely on his fairytale vision of a divided kingdom.  Because, not to talk about the nuts and bolts of the facts, namely the economics, certainly does fill me with fear. I believe it was […]

The SNP’s New Business Opportunity for Scotland

Aug 10, 2014 | No Comments

The Yes Campaign has been unsuccessfully racking its brain to come up with a plausible business case for Scotland.  Will Mr Salmond’s first opportunity be to tender for fencing contractors.  Will he go for 100 miles of picket fencing or barbed wire?  In addition, maybe he’s planning to borrow the money for the project from […]

The SNP’s Secret Weapon

Aug 9, 2014 | No Comments

The SNP’s strong and thoughtful campaign appears to be losing a little ground in the Referendum polls, although Alex Salmond must still live in hope as their trump card is still in play to be unleashed.  The voter repellent, Labour leader Joanne Lamont still has further opportunities to scare an undeserving Scottish people with her […]

To Divide a Kingdom

Aug 8, 2014 | No Comments

  A seminal event in the history of Great Britain is hanging over the nations psyche. These dark clouds of uncertainty are weakening our collective strength. The Scottish referendum looms full of menace and will determine the fortune of our island nation for the foreseeable future. Aside from our numerous problems, which are affecting the […]

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