Saturday, July 14, 2007

How to make a small fortune

In a previous life I was (for a very short time) a financial adviser associated with a very prestigious merchant bank which was long ago absorbed into the globalised banking industry. (I hasten to add that I never mis-sold a pension and actually helped a lot of people improve their long term financial position.)

But the standing joke with my colleagues at the time was "How do you make a small fortune? Invest a large one with our bank!"

Ring any bells? Gordon Brown has been "investing" your money for the last ten years and what have we got to show for it? Answers on a postage stamp please!

The United Kingdom used to be recognised as one of the richest nations in the world. Under this New (Brown) Labour government this country has dropped down this list and we should remember:
  • There are five million people of working age not in work
  • The poorest people in Britain have got poorer under Labour
  • There are more young people not in work or full-time education than ten years ago
  • We have one of the highest rates of family breakdown in Europe
  • Most European countries recognise marriage in their tax system; Britain doesn’t.

The list could go on but it would only reinforce the abject failure of Gordon Brown and the erstwhile Blair to use your money to improve the fortunes of this once great country.


pcsolotto said...

I agree with you about these. Well someday Ill create a blog to compete you! lolz.