Random Musings

A blog about sustainability, society, and whatever else springs to mind

An Odious Europe Is Anything But Generous

Posted on July 17th, 2015

This letter was published in the Financial Times Sir Lars Feld’s description of the deal imposed on Greece as “generous” is beyond breathtaking (“A generous deal that avoids austerity”, July 16). Mr Feld’s own comment that the fire had to be doused only in order to stop it spreading to the rest of the Eurozone betrays […] ...Read more »

Make No Mistake – Europe is at War Again

Posted on July 5th, 2015

The European project has failed and Europe is at war again This article was published in the Huffington Post, Het Financieele Dagblad, EuroDaily and the Times of Malta Yanis Varoufakis’ biggest error was to frame the standoff between Greece and the rest of Europe in the language of game theory. However, game theory is “the […] ...Read more »

Britain in Europe – Why British Business Should Ignore Savid Javid

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

  Britain has always had a loud voice in Europe and across the world. That is why business leaders must ignore Savid Javid and campaign for a Britain at the heart of the European Union. This article was first published in the Huffington Post The newly installed UK Business Secretary has decided to instruct business […] ...Read more »

Is There Any Solution To The Greek Problem?

Posted on March 28th, 2015

Potential solutions to the Greek crisis lie outside the framework of current negotiations and the current inflexible rules. This article was first published in the Huffington Post and in Het Financieele Dagblad and in Die Achse der Guten Einstein famously suggested that problems cannot be resolved with the same thinking that created them. So it is with Greece. […] ...Read more »

Will German Leadership Save Europe Or Destroy It?

Posted on March 28th, 2015

By its actions – and contradicting its words – Germany seems to believe that the only future for Europe is a German Europe. Now that Germany has a leadership position in Europe, will this attitude unite or destroy the European project? This article was first published in German in Die Achse der Guten The Greek […] ...Read more »

Why a Lib Dem Coalition is Essential for British Business

Posted on March 19th, 2015

  A two party coalition involving the Liberal Democrats is the essential outcome for British business in this upcoming election. This article was first published in the Huffington Post As a British business person and entrepreneur, I have always felt that the Conservative Party was my natural political home. I never gave it much thought. […] ...Read more »