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This lady’s not for quitting….

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November 16th, 2018

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If the maxim ‘a day is a long time in politics’ was ever true, it is surely true today. The news has moved from announcing that the cabinet has agreed a Brexit deal to two more cabinet plus two junior minister resignations, to calls for her resignation and feverish activity from within her party to […]

Are you a ‘Little Donkey’?

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December 20th, 2016

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Presents, Politics and Peace – at Christmas It’s that time of year when many of us in the UK, and no doubt elsewhere, are subjected to a cacophony of Christmas songs and carols blaring out at us from shop PA systems as we dash from shop to shop for our last-minute Christmas shopping. I guess […]

Smells like Team Spirit*

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October 25th, 2016

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As the UK navigates its way through its post-Brexit vote uncertainty and disunity, the nation’s Team GB and Paralympic athletes gave the nation a much-needed excuse for collective celebration with their recent medal parades in Manchester and London. What a phenomenal summer it had been for British Olympic sport. Watching the celebrations on TV reminded […]

This Lady’s not for rushing…and maybe that’s ok?

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September 16th, 2016

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At such an early stage of her premiership, for many, the jury is still out regarding Theresa May, the new UK Prime Minister. Some are suggesting that her position on the periphery of the official photograph at the opening of the recent G20 summit showed how the G20 leaders regard her. However, the Guardian wisely […]

Lies, ‘Damned Lies and EU Referendum campaign statistics* – cutting through the rhetoric to the reality

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June 20th, 2016

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The murder of the British MP, Jo Cox last Thursday has put the whole nation in sombre mood in the run-up to the EU referendum this week. From the tributes paid from both sides of the debate, it is clear we have lost someone of real calibre. Appropriately, Jo’s death sparked a few days’ moratorium […]