Speech: Where we are and how we got here

Note: I got into a bit of a state preparing for my speech at the Social Liberal Forum Conference on Saturday, staying up the previous night writing and angsting about it: for some reason I found the prospect of sharing a platform with Neal Lawson, Will Hutton and Simon Hughes (who ended up replaced by… Continue reading Speech: Where we are and how we got here

Fat cats and liberals

Why am I so troubled by this report about how much the directors of the biggest companies in the UK are being paid? Two disturbing figures: 1. Directors pay in the biggest firms has gone up by 102.2% since 2000 while the average pay of their employees has risen 28.6%. 2. Half of FTSE350 directors… Continue reading Fat cats and liberals