Following David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday, many observers, heartened by the replacement of outgoing Muslim peer Baroness Warsi as co-chairman of the Conservative Party, will be unaware that the cabinet changes may have served to strengthen the influence over government of another minority group. When Sayeeda Warsi was appointed co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2010, this controversial decision by David Cameron distracted attention away from the other co-Chairman, the rather less obvious ‘minority group…

Paralympians: Showing the Way

Despite often heartbreaking physical and mental impairment, paralypic athletes from across the world are demonstrating clearly in London 2012 that almost any adversity can be overcome, providing we have the will and determination to achieve great things. Too often these days, we peoples of the West allow ourselves to be discouraged, deterred and demotivated by the feeble leadership of establishment politicians. All too often we are induced into accepting second rank for our nations on…

Financial Crisis: The Printing Presses Set to Roll Again

As the worldwide credit crisis continues, the annual symposium of international central bankers, held annually in late August at Jackson Hole in the Rockies, seems set to signal another round of quantitative easing, i.e. the printing of banknotes that are then used to repay part of the national debt of the individual nations concerned, and thereby stave off financial collapse. Public faith in central banks as guarantors of macro-economic stability has been massively shaken by…