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3 Jan 2017

God Help America

  Just got back from a short lecture tour in the US. I was there last in 2010 when I spoke at a diversity and inclusion symposium organised by the pharma company, Novartis, in Newark. I met journalists in New York and visited friends in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Oh my. How different it is now….

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3 Jan 2017

Lay Off the Millennials

  Millennials are fair game these days. Their crime was to be born after 1994. Around 13.8 million of them, not all the same of course, are depicted as monolithic and a sinister threat to so- called British values and cultural security. These citizens  are freely scorned, mocked, debased and feared by baby boomers and…

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3 Jan 2017

New Year New Fight

  New Year resolutions are playful diversions in those grey, hollow days  period after the Christmas splurge. You make promises you will never keep because they really don’t matter. Or because the pledges are made in jest, just for a laugh. This time, however, millions of Brits will not  be so trite and jokey. For…

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3 Jan 2017

Anonymity For Alleged Abusers?

  Put yourself in the classy shoes of Sir Cliff Richard. Imagine how he felt on the 14th of August when the South Yorkshire Police ( SYP) raided his house while the BBC had a helicopter hovering above, filming the operation. The star had been accused of sexual abuse by four men and was being…

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3 Jan 2017

Hating the Powerless

  Damien Green, the Works and Pensions Secretary has a kindly manner, unlike his predecessor, Ian Duncan Smith, who acted like a slightly demented, paranoid colonel. But, as we know, appearances can deceive. Personable Mr Green has just announced yet another ‘revolution’ to modernise the disability benefits system. IDS pushed policies that were ‘fair to…

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