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“Britain is open for business,” and other ineffective, lazy rhetorical tricks the shape-shifting lizards think sound really clever

  The phrase, “Britain is open for business” is invoked incessantly by UK politicians these days –  as they swoop off their private jets and pull serious faces and puff out their chests for the waiting media – and it’s … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn stars in GAME OF DEATH

  Synopsis: after winning the Labour Party leadership campaign in September 2015, rank outsider Jeremy Corbyn enjoyed a tidal wave of popular support. The Islington North MP looked set to provide a much needed return to socialist values for the … Continue reading

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PR jobs: EU project – head of policy sought

  It’s just seven days to go until the UK holds its referendum into EU membership, and I fear that the leave camp will win. A lot of EU leave voters hold the mindset that in the UK and Europe, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tim Cook: a new Gandhi for the digital serfdom?

  An incredible act of corporate defiance was announced by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, yesterday.   “The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which … Continue reading

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The Internet Dragnet and You (Part 1)

  In newsrooms around the world, every single day, battles are pitched over content. Lowest common denominator sub-editors rage against verbose scribes, and vice versa, as complexity and nuance give way to ease of comprehension and space or time constraints. … Continue reading

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IBM Hursley assessment centre visit

  Yesterday I went along to IBM Hursley, near Winchester, where I had applied for a job as an IT support technician. After passing an initial CV check, followed by an amazingly tough online IQ test (pattern recognition in shapes … Continue reading

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