Tag Archives: Prime Minister

The Borders in our minds


Its been a strange week. We had the news yesterday that after a ‘mistake’ by the Home Office over the visa for Ai Weiwei that Theresa May has overturned their decision. The HO had trawled the internet and believed him … Continue reading

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Lets recall the Government


Today as up to 1 Million Public Sector workers withdraw their labour and lose a days pay as a consequence, the coalition Government is using all of their communication channels to deny the problem has anything to do with them, and instead blame … Continue reading

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The dilemma of Leadership styles


The way in which people see those in leadership can be at odds with the way in which they wish to be seen. The following words are from the Conservative Party website in which it profiles its leader. The text in bold … Continue reading

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Do we get the Ministers WE deserve?


This weeks Cabinet reshuffle took place just over a year since David Cameron’s first reshuffle and according to various reports, a year before his final reshuffle which will be the one when he delivers on his 2010 election promise on gender balance … Continue reading

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Britains Bag Man


According to a news item from Friday, David Cameron has been involved in a meeting to get us to reduce our use of plastic bags. “During a visit to school in Teddington, the Prime Minister said he had been involved in a … Continue reading

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Some rather odd family values


One of my abiding memories from the spate of historic TV interviews shown following the death of Margaret Thatcher 10 days ago was of her speaking after she had left Downing Street, emphasizing how important her family had been to … Continue reading

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We all need a bit of Purdah


Purdah is a term that originally referred to the religious practice of separating men and women, in Islam, Hindu and other traditions. In those settings it is a matter of  ceremonially cleanliness. However for most people the phrase would be familiar for that … Continue reading

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