“Home Sweet Home” – But Not If It’s Rented Or Leased:

“The property market is enjoying a summer boom. The worry is a winter bust”. This was the sombre assessment by the Guardian, in an editorial on 3rd September, of the “frenzy” in house buying which has taken place in Britain during the summer. This has been due, it noted, to a combination of a rebound […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on September 16th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Fine Until 69: The New Generational Divide:

“No-one should ever sit in the Oval Office if they are over 70 years old”. That was the view expressed by the former US President Dwight Eisenhower, who entered the White House on January 20th 1953 at the age of 62 and served eight years in the role. Despite this, as the New Yorker correspondent […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Politics | Posted on May 29th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Uncertain Future Of Britain’s Fish & Chips:

What do the American actor David Duchovny (the FBI agent Fox Mulder in the X-Files science-fiction series), ex-Queen Sofia of Spain, British boxer Tyson Fury and British singer/song-writer Robbie Williams have in common? They are all pescetarians. This means they abstain from eating any type of meat, with the exception of fish and other seafood […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on January 27th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The World’s Economy in 2020: Cautious Optimism:

“Fragile. Handle With Care”. It was on this very tentative note that the World Bank launched its latest 334-page Global Economic Prospects (GEP) Report at a briefing for members of the UK Foreign Press Association on 8th January at London’s Millbank Tower. On the positive side, it anticipates world economic growth of 2.5% this year, […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The UK Election Result: Nato’s Preferred Outcome:

“A nightmare scenario”: That was how Josh Glancy, the Sunday Times Washington correspondent, on 1st December described how many US senators viewed the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming British Prime Minister. Particular concern, observed Glancy, was being expressed about Corbyn’s perceived tendency to sympathise with some of America’s most implacable enemies and whether intelligence sharing […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on December 16th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Electorate’s Dilemma: Which Party To Trust:

“People around the world expect and demand a lot more from their leaders than they receive”. That was the conclusion of Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, following the survey conducted by Gallup International in 2004 which revealed that 63% of the 50,000 people questioned in more than 60 countries considered their top politicians […]

Filed under: Media, Politics | Posted on November 5th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Second Brexit Referendum On The Horizon?

“Be careful what you wish for. You might receive it”. That’s how the English author W.W. Jacobs began his classic horror story, “The Monkey’s Paw”, which was first published in 1902. As the wiseGeek website has pointed out, this expression – which has become almost a cliché – constitutes a warning to those people hoping […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Political Cliches That Dominate Brexit:

“An Englishman, Scotsman and an Irishman walk into a bar. After a while, the Englishman decides he doesn’t want to stay any longer and insists the other two leave with him”. That, according to the “Independent” newspaper, is one of their favourite jokes about Brexit, “because everyone needs to laugh at what’s happening”. It’s of […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on February 11th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

“Taking Back Control”: Reality or Illusion For Post-Brexit Britain?

What’s the difference between the European Court of Human Rights (EctHR) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ)? As the “Politico” analysts, Annabelle Dickson and Quentin Aries, have pointed out, many people are confused about the distinction between these two organisations and hardline “Brexiteers” instinctively dislike them both because they have “Europe” in their titles. […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on January 6th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week SS19: Hoping For A “Good Brexit”:

The latest LFW (Friday 14th September – Tuesday 18th September), at which the trends for Spring and Summer 2019 were exhibited, has just ended. It was preceded, as always, by statistics issued by the British Fashion Council (BFC) emphasising the vital financial contribution (£32 billion) the fashion industry makes to the UK economy. The LFW […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on September 19th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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