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If Tomorrow Never Comes. Critical News, 20th July 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 20, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Readers bear with me a few lines while I share a personal tragedy.

Twenty-five years ago next month, I lost my father.  I was living and working in the UK, a long sojourn abused, while I tried to make life out of a Margaret Thatcher deteriorating economy.  Interest rates were soaring way above realistic levels, the British economy was tottering and there was very little solution as Thatcher clung on to bad economic advice, her principle, “no turning back” despite the obvious signs of collapse.

Suggestions came from Labour but the political adversity was such that bashing Unions and weakening the Union front was more important to the Tories.

I wasn’t in the UK-political fray at the time, struggling to keep my household finances together albeit unsuccessfully.  I learnt many lessons in that time, came close to filing for bankruptcy.

I had been talking to my father frequently that year, there was glimmer of easing, talk of Thatcher stepping down and I made a commitment to be home in July, all things equal.

June came, and I was offered a decent three-month contract, which would give a significant boost to my fortunes. Read the rest of this entry »

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