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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

A Spectre of Smoke

The debate over alcohol minimum pricing scuttles onward. The Wine, Spirit and Trade Association are about to begin their campaign against its introduction, ‘Why should we pay more?’ Preempting this … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Zeniths and Valleys of Income

There is a common trend amongst journalists on economic matters to speak about the brackets of income and wealth, and to relay the successes and troubles of those brackets. This … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Speech

In a swirling vortex of hype and divulged excerpts, Prime Minister David Cameron gave his awaited speech on Britain’s place in the European Union (EU) at Bloomberg’s UK Headquarters. In … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Long Game

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the phrase: “All politics is local.” Local residents and decision-makers can become very fraught over the placement and composition of shops … Continue reading

January 22, 2013


Researchers of the University of Bath have proposed a price capping system for tobacco companies, enforced by taxation. Professor Anna Gilmore and Dr Robert Branston have authored a paper, entitled … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 6 Comments

A Link to the Past 12/1/2013

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed over the past month: Simon Cooke (The View from Cullingworth): Can anyone reading this still wish to remain in the EU? Simon Cooke (The … Continue reading

January 12, 2013

Cereal Killers

Shadow Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham has proposed that there should be statutory limits on the amount of sugar, salt and fat in foods, particularly in children foodstuffs. … Continue reading

January 11, 2013