Why I think “Remain” lost

    Reams have now been written about this cataclysmic event - and will continue to be for years to come. Whichever "side" you were on, I'd like to offer a view on why Leave won and Remain lost - albeit by a small margin. And in my very humble opinion (for...

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Worried about the rise of the robots?

  Some say this is the single most important challenge that we face as a species. St Francis of Assisi said something like " God, let me change what I can, accept what I cannot change ; and give me the grace to recognise the difference." This is Tom Whipple...

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The contagious madness of the new PC

Most of us probably  think of ourselves as intelligent,educated, and well able to converse with others of our species. As human beings we start communicating whilst still in the womb, we learn to speak in early childhood, and the process and the learning continues....

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God Bless Jeremy Hardy

Now that the dust has settled after the election,   it’s time for a little levity.           One of the comedy jewels in the BBC crown has to be The News  Quiz on Radio 4 on Fridays - chaired by the diminutive Dane Sandi Toksvig - razor sharp...

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Should Ed have read?

You've got to feel for Ed Miliband. His speech at the Labour Party conference was one of the most important in his life. He had to galvanise his party and his activists, he had to put water 'twixt him and the Tories, he need to look like a Prime Minister in waiting....

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Persuasion

[vsw id="pUy4OgzUe1s" source="youtube" width="425 !important" height="344 !important" autoplay="no"] Most of us aspire to being persuasive, to be able to influence with integrity, to pitch and present in a way that is not only natural yet also ethical and effective....

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Successful Presentation

[vsw id="PPX7UxvT3mc" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] Oodles of articles  and multiple books have been written about making successful presentations. I’m guilty of  writing a couple of books on it myself. And when you read some of them, you...

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Successful, Persuasive Presentation

[vsw id="nHe7H4wvAkI" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] Many people have an aversion to the whole idea of sales or selling or being sold to. It’s almost cultural in the British psyche. Yet all of us seek to influence and persuade every day. And...

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