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“In the past our people have made sacrifices, only to find at the eleventh hour their government had lost its nerve and the sacrifice had been in vain. It shall not be in vain this time.”

Roll Up! Roll Up with your bids to get on Hezza’s gravy train.

Harriet Harman’s “gingerist” joke at the expense of Treasury Minister Danny Alexander wasn’t the only political insult this autumn.

Will two bewigged m’luds deprive the good folk of Oldham East and Saddleworth of their duly elected MP and, in the process, change electioneering in this country forever?

Will the party conferences leave us with blood on the floor or balloons stuck to the ceiling? Whichever way it goes it promises to be the most interesting series of autumn political gatherings for years.

Like Mr Toad, David Cameron is setting a cracking pace. With Mr Weasel (I must stop being unkind to Clegg) at his side the coalition have wasted no time in exploiting their mandate.

So how have the first two months of the Righteous Brothers been for you? Cameron and Clegg have got off to a good start. There is a real sense of purpose and the public seem to be in a masochistic mood. Bring on the cuts, make them deeper, was many people’s reaction to the Budget!

The posh boys have pulled off an historic deal. Having called him a joke during the campaign, Cameron discovered Clegg wasn’t an oik after all.

If only business in the North West could be certain that after weeks of campaigning the imminent result of the General Election would bring an end to the potential uncertainty. Whilst a Tory government, with or without an overall majority, seems likely, the possibility of instability can’t be ruled out.

If James Purnell can’t be bothered to stand for Labour at the general election, why should you have any faith in the party?

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.