Opinion – Brexit talks to be delayed after hitting a ‘deadlock’ over Britain’s divorce bill – Business Insider – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is right but playing “hardball” presupposes that May, Davis et al actually know what they are doing and can negotiate. They have proved themselves incapable of doing the job but still the Conservatives persist in the fiction of May not having an adequate replacement.

I thought at the start of the process that the country needed to become ‘match-fit’ by being a Singapore/Swiss style tax haven and issuing infrastructure bonds and citizenship bonds to pay for schools, hospitals, roads, airports, bullet trains and houses.
We need to be exporting much more and quadrupling the size of the export salesforce.

All further payments to the EU should be stopped and May and her Cabinet who are neither use nor ornament need to be replaced rapidly.

John Gelmini

Opinion – UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

This is an interesting read. Theresa May‘s government launches a website that offers a complex picture of life for different ethnicities.

Source: UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

Personally, I found the data rather sterile. It needs a rolling commentary to highlight the major findings by theme/ethnicity.

The data is esentially descriptive and does not readily facilitate further analysis.

For meaningful analysis, access to the full data set is required, ideally showing key demographic details like:

Theresa May and David Cameron before her, have tried to provide greater data to facilitate policy decisions. Unfortunately, I fear that this latest data will do little to improve the underlying policies.

There’s a risk here of journalists dipping into the database and cherry-picking their data to embellish a headline.

Ethnicity is a complex subject and without expert commentary, and detailed data sets, it’s not clear how this initiative will help faciltate policy changes.