Victor Hill

Trumponomics, Corbynitis and Post-Thatcherism

Trumponomics, Corbynitis and Post-Thatcherism

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You can tell a political ideology by its tax-and-spend policies. The two far extremes of the English-speaking political world – the new US populist right and the old UK corporatist left – are fashioning very different fiscal programmes. Might Post-Thatcherite Mrs May be the new Middle Way? The wealth of a nation In an interview…

Mad about the boy

Mad about the boy

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He is 39 and-a-half years old. He came top at Sciences Po and ENA. He was Minister of the Economy before he engaged in a death-defying display of political trampolining which took him to the very top. He is clever, sophisticated and good-looking. And he is President-Elect of France, taking the keys of the Élysée…

Wearable medical technology: the future of medicine

Wearable medical technology: the future of medicine

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The only issue on which Mr Corbyn’s Labour Party scores well amongst the British public this election time is on the National Health Service. That is because the NHS, for all its great work, is struggling to keep pace with demand. There’s one key statistic that thinking people need to understand about the NHS. Economic…

The UK general election: A question of trust

The UK general election: A question of trust

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The Tories are going to win the forthcoming British general election on 08 June handsomely if the opinion polls are to be believed. But what British election result would please the instinctively pro-Remain international financial elite? Warning: landslide coming When Mrs May called the UK general election on 14 April after a messianic walk through…

Fair Blows the Wind for France (Or maybe not…)

Fair Blows the Wind for France (Or maybe not…)

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France goes to the polls this Sunday for the first round of a presidential election of existential importance – both for France and for the European Union as a whole. If La Belle France has a bout of flatulence (the triumph of the far left and the far right candidates) there’s going to be an…

Where will Sterling go from here? Here’s a prediction…

Where will Sterling go from here? Here’s a prediction…

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At the Master Investor Show in London on 25 March, which many of my readers will have attended, one question came up again and again to the various luminaries gathered to dispense their insights and knowledge. Where do you foresee Sterling going? Overall, most of the assembled experts, including my friend Evil Knievel, were Sterling…

The automotive giants driving towards the future

The automotive giants driving towards the future

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In this month’s Opportunities in Focus column I want to discuss why the global automotive industry is at a critical juncture in its evolution. After more than a century of reliance on fossil fuels, the electrification of vehicular transport is going to be huge. Only one car in a hundred today is powered by electricity,…

Revealed: What history teaches us about Brexit

Revealed: What history teaches us about Brexit

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The constitutional historian Professor David Starkey has compared the invocation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March with King Henry VIII’s break with Rome in the 1530s[i]. As Professor Starkey describes in his numerous books, that event had momentous historical consequences for Britain. Politics in those days moved more slowly – and were…

SpaceX goes medical

SpaceX goes medical

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Space exploration and biotech team up in zero gravity I recently argued that SpaceX is much more than a billionaire’s ego trip – even if its revenue model is sometimes obscured by grandiose schemes like taking rich tourists to the moon. Some news has recently emerged on the NASA website which confirms my view that…