Category Archives: Scottish Referendum

A new form of interview?


After watching Iain Duncan Smith on this mornings Marr show bearing in mind the focus was on a national referendum, it became clear that we need a new form of public discourse. He made a number of dishonest and misleading statements in … Continue reading

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Equal votes for all


The news from Northern Ireland has impacted observers in a number of ways. However one of the lessons that could be drawn is that in Northern Ireland, the Political Parties are prepared to trust their constituents with contentious issues, or … Continue reading

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Be more creative Henry


The consequences of the Scottish Referendum campaign are beginning to reverberate South of the border and it is producing evidence of how little creativity and imagination some of our MPs really have, or perhaps how keen they are to strengthen the status … Continue reading

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Similarities between Business and Politics?


Many businesses operate on a model which focuses on an existing market and then attempts to win customers from competitors, cutting costs and improving the sales pitch when compared to the existing businesses, but essentially selling the same thing to … Continue reading

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A man with too much to say!


As I wrote in a previous blog, the MP for Christchurch, Christopher Chope was one of two men who used the convoluted processes and protocols of Parliament to stifle debate and ultimate derail a Bill that I believe is very important. … Continue reading

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Purrgate affects all of us


The newspapers have filled many of their column inches this morning with purrgate. The failure yet again of the Prime Minister to remember he was mic’ed up whilst having a private conversation. This time he was speaking to the retired … Continue reading

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Page 84


If you were distracted from your reading of the 2010 Conservative manifesto and didn’t get as far as page 84 you are in for a treat now. I confess I didn’t read any of it, simply because at the time … Continue reading

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Dear voting idiot ………


Several years ago when I was working in financial services, we learnt that a banking competitor had sent out a letter to their high net worth clients, encouraging them to invest more money with the bank. However the version of … Continue reading

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Now its time for the crackers and cheese


The sounds of Tory MPs attempting to overturn or diminish David Camerons promises, no doubt matched by many on the Left and Right are already ringing out this morning in a manner that was all too predictable. However the welcome result … Continue reading

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Lets not fall oot


The votes of many have already been cast and the minds of many more already made up. It is very exciting in one sense that so many of us are engaged in discussions about the nature of democracy and who … Continue reading

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