So we're no longer the workshop of the world in case you hadn't noticed. But like so much of life there is a cycle and perhaps we're back at the top.
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
Why is it that every time Ed Miliband opens his mouth about business or money we all come out in spots and yawn ?
Rhetorical question acutally ....
"Labour" and any thing capitalist is like oil and water
Rejoice ! Inflation has dopped to 2% .
Some early morning algebra for Vince Cable and his cronies , themselves immigrants from Cloud Cuckoo Land . I have never been a great fan of minimum wage legislation as it prevents many SMEs , especially micro-enterprises, from expanding .
In case you've been in hibernation lately the political ground has been occupied somewhat by talk of the standard of living. It seems that most people are worse off , which is of course a concern, even if it is necessary to heal the economy.
Actually the question should have read "...weather elsewhere" . It is a very British thing to discuss the weather and indeed a useful ice breaker at any event .
The BBC reports that more "bus driver magistrates" are needed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25363168
It's every employer's nightmare, disciplining an employee and sitting nervously waiting for the fishing trip masked as an employment tribunal . Looks like North Korea have a method of avoiding these risks as Uncle Chang Song-thaek found out.
It seems like every man and his dog has an opinion on dealing with the deficit and condemning austerity . Do you have what it takes to sternly admonish a client about the results of excess and how to pull in the belt ?
The relentless march of technology hammers in yet another nail in the coffin of British tradition. Gone is annual ritual of fiddling around at the dge of your windscreen at an angle that either twists your neck or your back , or for unfortunate souls like me , both of them .