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      Headlines and headaches - by Rockstar Mentor, Malcolm Durham

      Well the Budget certainly looks good at the headline level. But as you and I know it’s how it actually works that determines whether or not it actually makes a difference. I think this one will produce more headaches. We’ve had government guarantees before so I’m still underwhe...

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        How to grow? - by Malcolm Durham

        It’s been a month since my last post and to be honest I have been suffering from “bloggers block”. We enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and New Year, away from the stresses and strains. Then normal life resumed and I saw bad service outside and a growth story inside. The first bit o...

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          Anyone for.. shopping? - by Malcolm Durham

          The demise of HMV and others this last week or two says to me, once and for all, that going shopping is no longer a necessity but a leisure activity. If you want something and don’t want to schlep around to get it then you don’t have to. If you do decide to go out to the shops you&rsq...

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            I’d like to teach the world to tax (in perfect harmony) - by Rockstar Mentor, Malcolm Durham

            You may, like me, have heard Margaret Hodge MP (Labour), chair of the Public Accounts Committee, grandstanding in her attempted demolition of the entire tax departments of the Big 4. She scoffed at corporate structures with companies based in Delaware and the Channel Islands and the £20bn t...

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              Choking in the smug? - by Rockstar Mentor, Malcolm Durham

              If you were brought up in the 50s/60s or have a predilection for Hearbeat or Call the Midwife (don’t worry I won’t tell a soul) then you may be reminded of the smog that used to envelope us, prior to implementing the Clean Air Acts. Well we now have clean air but we seem to be...

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                A glorious revolution? – by Rockstar Mentor, Malcolm Durham

                I’m all in favour of responsible journalism and informed comment on topics of importance, but too often we are assailed by screeches from the side-lines whilst some of us endeavour to create some wealth. Latest examples of such outbursts, which are starting to sound like something from the ...

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                  It’s not about Margaret Thatcher - by Rockstar Mentor, Malcolm Durham

                  Whilst I’m not often one to follow the crowd, I both think and feel that I should say something about Baroness Thatcher’s demise. What I think, and feel, is this: fundamentally, it is not only wrong to disparage or denigrate Mrs T, it’s also wrong to praise or criticise her simp...

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