Monthly Archives: May 2011

The “essential relationship”

The “special relationship” (now deemed “essential” by Cameron and Obama) has only ever existed in the minds of politicians. The American people tend to think of the British as their quaint, gay, elderly cousins from across the pond – stuck … Continue reading

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Congrats, LinkedIn!

Excellent news today – LinkedIn closed its first day of trading on the NYSE at $93.86 per share. Although priced at $45 per share, trading opened 84% higher at $83 a share and fluctuated during the day before giving the company a … Continue reading

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Enterprise in Hull

In Hull, they know that it is tough being Hull. They know that most secondary school students in the London commuter belt have no idea where Hull is and they must wonder also just how many in the Palace of … Continue reading

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Europe in the zone?

Worrying but unsurprising that GDP in the UK is trailing that of the majority of its European partners. We have, in many respects, a tougher job to do from a less diverse economic base than those of the EU growth … Continue reading

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Compensation for discrimination

Care needs to be taken in considering any limits on compensation levels for discrimination cases – see Next steps in review of employment law. Few people will escape without ever experiencing some level of employer discrimination during their lifetime. Often … Continue reading

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Happy Europe Day!

Image courtesy of the European Commission Oh come on, you knew didn’t you? 9th May, the day back in 1950 when Robert Schuman called upon European nations to pool together their coal and steel resources, paving the way to the … Continue reading

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STEM – time to walk the walk.

Successive UK governments have long harped on about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and quite rightly so. Has all this talk amounted to much? Well, it seems not. New research shows that people feel less … Continue reading

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Heads or tails? AV or not, at the toss of a coin.

I have, perhaps, given over too much of my ever dwindling brain power to the AV debate. As much as anything, I have been trying to decide if there really is merit in the proposed system of ranking candidates in … Continue reading

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