Tag Archives: Competition

Let’s celebrate 20 years of rail privatisation

Being a Guardian-reading Tory can be rather trying. I switched to the Grauniad a decade back for the paper’s superlative arts coverage – I’m a photographer by trade – but also because as a Tory its political slant is like … Continue reading

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Move over Big 6, we need the Big 60,000: Why Conservatives are the natural partner of community energy

As we approach conference season, with the cost of living at the top of the political agenda and green policies under attack for their cost, energy policy is guaranteed to stay in the political spot light. Although there is a … Continue reading

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Cutting the cost of living: simplifying energy tariffs

Last autumn the Prime Minister promised to take action to cut through the bewildering number of energy tariffs that we were left with by the last Labour Government and to put every consumer on the cheapest tariff available to them. … Continue reading

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Big Society in Swedish: stora samhället

I have a great fondness for empty, snowy mountains, and a deep keenness to go and see the Northern Lights for myself. I’ve become properly hooked on Scandinavian dramas (Borgen is the least of it – The Killing, The Bridge, … Continue reading

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Austerity as the new normal

The Financial Times is only one of the papers today highlighting that the current austerity drive will continue beyond the next election. This, surely, is a good thing. One of the reasons that our economy is in such a mess … Continue reading

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