George Osborne’s economic miracle is built on a mountain of personal debt | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

This is an outstanding article from Owen Jones, published in the Guardian. He argues that the Tories’ failed model and stagnant economy has encouraged an unsustainable rise in household debt. Critically, he qualifies that Labour needs to come up with a viable alternative.

Source: George Osborne’s economic miracle is built on a mountain of personal debt | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my political views and they are very different to Owen Jones’. However, I agree with Jones on Osborne’s smoke and mirrors tactics. Jones asks many critical questions which John Gelmini and I have been sharing on this blog.

Of course, the UK economy is heading for another debt crisis. It’s not about buy-to-let landlords, it’s about credit card debt – but Osborne prefers to bash the landlords to score a few political points.

The bottom-line is that Labour must come up with an alternative AND convince the public that it’s better. For me, Ed Balls was always a hundred times more qualified than Osborne to talk about economic policy.

As a final thought, I don’t think that Osborne has the public appeal to be prime minister – Boris Johnson is another matter!

Thoughts?

US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday – Sky Online

Gatwick Airport Monorail.

Gatwick Airport Monorail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing story reported by Sky. A UK Muslim family of 11, including nine children, were to fly to LA from Gatwick when US officials stopped them in the departure lounge.

Source: US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday

What are the terms of reference of US officials operating at Gatwick airport? Has the US already implemented Trump’s restrictions? Surely, the UK must provide proper protection for UK Muslims?

Just imagine if American children studying overseas were barred from returning to the US for Christmas?

Thoughts?