Victor Hill

How worried should investors be of a ‘crash’ Brexit?

How worried should investors be of a ‘crash’ Brexit?

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The FTSE-100 has been gliding around the stratospheric 7,500 level. So everything must be alright, then? Not necessarily. The FTSE-100 is powered by international market sentiment and the relative weakness of the Pound, which makes British blue chips look good value. Now confidence is on the wane. The Institute of Directors issued a report last…

Aftermath: The millennials are coming after your money

Aftermath: The millennials are coming after your money

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Raking over the smouldering embers of the UK general election, there is one salient theme that speaks to the future. The deep socio-political-demographic divide between the Elders and the Millennials has reached a tipping point. A youthquake has struck. Society – not just in the UK but across the West – is about to change…

UK Election 2017: A comedy of errors

UK Election 2017: A comedy of errors

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It was the big-budget West End musical that flopped. The “snap” UK general election of 2017 never really had a compelling plotline. Its major characters were poorly drawn, the acting wooden and the singing excruciating. The theatre had to be evacuated twice for security reasons. The diva-heroine didn’t even make it on the stage for…

The Scottish Play: A binary election choice

The Scottish Play: A binary election choice

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What’s done cannot be undone. William Shakespeare, Macbeth. Here in Scotland, the British general election is a referendum on whether there should be a second referendum on independence. Increasingly, it is a binary choice between the Scottish Nationalists and the Tories. What will be the impact of the election on the Scottish economy? And what…

Three wheels on May’s wagon…

Three wheels on May’s wagon…

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Campaigning resumes today in the British general election after three days of self-imposed reflection following the abominable events in Manchester last Monday night. Those who thought that it was a one horse race are in for a shock. According to a You.Gov poll last night the Tory lead over Labour is down to five percent.…

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…