Supplement – Here comes the Treacle

Supplement – Here comes the Treacle

“The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.” – John Gay, English poet and dramatist   2 more supplements before Christmas day……..it’s not too early any more! Unbelievably we are into December, and are facing that part of the year that becomes the...
Supplement – The Oncoming Anticlimax

Supplement – The Oncoming Anticlimax

“Because this is how the world ends: not in the falling incendiaries of an aerial attack, not in a storm of toy soldiers laying waste to the gods who brought them into being, but in the banal letters of a bank. Where once was magic: now only economics.” – Robert...
Supplement – Head Down and Driving

Supplement – Head Down and Driving

“Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep…” –  John Milton, Paradise Lost   Welcome to the supplement in an eventful week for the economy and the UK as a whole, with inevitable consequences in the property...
Sunday Supplement – Is the Smoke Clearing?

Sunday Supplement – Is the Smoke Clearing?

“Having been forced into being the only game in town, they (Central banks) now find that their destiny is no longer entirely or even mostly theirs to control. The legacy of their exceptional period of hyper policy experimentation is now in the hands of governments and...
The doom and gloom tactics!

The doom and gloom tactics!

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho...
Banks, Rates, Risk and Survival

Banks, Rates, Risk and Survival

“Shock is when language and emotion get overwritten by trauma’s numbing code.” – Stewart Stafford, actor. Welcome to the supplement. I make no apology that this week will be a long one – get the second pot of coffee on the go in preparation. There’s...
Inflation? Yes, really

Inflation? Yes, really

“The trick is this: keep your eye on the ball. Even when you can’t see the ball.” – Tom Robbins, American novelist   Welcome to another supplement at the end of another unbelievable week. I’m going to refrain from commenting too much on the departure...
Help! I need somebody! – What do I do?

Help! I need somebody! – What do I do?

“I’m ready to hit the ground from day one” – Liz Truss, Twitter, 20th July 2022   Welcome to the supplement and let’s all start by taking a breath and counting to 10. As many times as we need to. Then let’s get on with working out how we take our collective...

KamiKwasi? Will UK PLC fly or die?

“The UK is behaving a bit like an emerging market turning itself into a submerging market” – Larry Summers (former US Treasury Secretary)   Welcome to the supplement in “back to earth” week (following hiatus week last week). Oh wow. Stop the...
Inflation, you say?

Inflation, you say?

“The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld (French author)   Welcome to the supplement in “hiatus week”. With many institutions on hold or deferring major decisions (like...
A Week That Changed The World

A Week That Changed The World

      By Adam Lawrence “I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.” – Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor,...

Bye Bye Boris and thanks for all the…..fish?

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – Marc Antony   Intro and roundup Welcome to the supplement. As the weeks roll on, the news seems to get ever more miserable – economically, societally, and...

One bite at a time? Or Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals?

By Adam Lawrence Always controversial Last week’s share from Jordan Peterson went down so well and caused no controversy whatsoever – so I thought I’d do it again. Perhaps easier to get on board with this week – but also it speaks a little...
Sunday Supplement – 17/07/2022

Sunday Supplement – 17/07/2022

*“There’s no such thing as bad publicity” *- Phineas T. Barnum Welcome to the supplement as we gear up for the first ever 40 degree celsius temperatures in the UK. The current record, for those interested, is 38.7 degrees which was set around 3 years ago. Over 40 is a...