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Brexit – Political Theatre

August 28th, 2019 // 11:40 am @

The past week has seen considerable political theatre played out regarding Brexit, both by our Prime Minister and European Union Leaders. Both are pretending that they are open to a significantly changed exit deal, although both are aware it is not going to happen. Neither sides want to be blamed post a no deal exit […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

No Deal Brexit is a Fantasy

June 9th, 2019 // 9:19 pm @

Political discussion is dominated by whether we go for a “No Deal Brexit” or not. However the idea of a “No Deal Brexit” is a fantasy. We need for our long term economic growth to do a trade deal with the EU, whether that is before we technically leave or afterwards the reality remains we […]

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Category : Other Thoughts &The Future

Brexit – The Outcome?

July 30th, 2018 // 11:09 am @

The Brexit negotiations rumble on, but as the date for British departure looms closer, it seems the UK government and the EU have still not found common ground on even the principles of a deal. To try and assess what will happen it is worthwhile to look at the UK electorates expectations, the reality of […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

Nigel Farage “The come back kid”

November 20th, 2016 // 10:56 am @

Nigel Farage has resigned and rejoined UKIP several times, and having completed his life’s work and got an exit vote from the EU, he talked of retiring to a quieter simpler life. Then suddenly he is standing by Donald Trump, advising Donald, and latter was the first foreign politician to meet the President Elect. Mr […]

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Category : Leadership &The Future

Isolationism is Back

November 20th, 2016 // 10:33 am @

The developed world is changing in a profound manner and not for the better. Since the end of the Second World War, countries have generally tried to integrate both economically and socially with each other. More open barriers has been a key stalwart of economic growth since it became practical, under the protection of free […]

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Category : The Future

Why is America so Angry with Itself?

October 19th, 2016 // 1:52 pm @

America today is angry, at its politicians, its institutions, its media, and at itself. It is this anger than Donald Trump has tapped into, and has flamed for his own personal ambitions. It is too easy to dismiss Trump as unelectable for what he says amount almost every minority group, he is following a well […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Why Boris at the Foreign Office?

July 18th, 2016 // 3:16 pm @

The Prime Minister, Theresa May’s new cabinet looked like a bold but sensible move forward and away from the government of David Cameron, towards a competent cabinet loyal to her. Then she put Boris Johnson in as Foreign Secretary, and even he seemed surprised, and the world giggled assuming it was a joke, but it […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

The Big Question – Britain and Europe

July 6th, 2016 // 11:39 am @

As the shock and panic subsides in the coming weeks following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the negotiations for a new relationship will become the focus for thought, and one core question will dominate. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union does not mean we will stop having a trade relation with […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

King Canute was Right

August 5th, 2015 // 7:57 pm @

King Canute we were told sat before the incoming tide and ordered it to stop, he actually did this to demonstrate to his followers the limited power of even an absolute monarch, but we are told the story anyway as children. King Canute got his feet wet because he could not stop the unstoppable. In […]

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Category : The Future

The New Faster Business World

October 7th, 2013 // 5:09 pm @

One of the greatest challenges to managers of businesses is the sheer speed of change. It can be a huge opportunity to those who understand it and embrace it, or it can destroy those who do not. To demonstrate the swiftness of change, lets look at some of the winners and losers of recent years, […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

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