The name John Ison is being bandied about on the UKIP blogsphere. During my time in UKIP I never met Mr Ison and never heard his name. If any one can illuminate my information deficit on Mr Ison I would be grateful. Even knowing which region of UKIP he is associated with would be helful.
On the Euro crisis AEP has a good piece in today's DT business showing Spain's problem real estate was created in Frankfurt by the ECB cutting rates to boost the German manufacturing economy. Spain like Greece is now paying the price for German hegemony in the ECB. Germany is the problem not the Greeks or Spanish. Goodness knows what will happen when the self appointed German tax gauleiters arrive in Athens. I opine it will turn very nasty.
The markets are not fooled. Tonight the bail out fund was downgraded by a ratings agency Given this fund is backed by a number of AAA sovereigns it scarcely imbues one with confidence.