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Published: Jun 27 , 2019
Author: Alan Smith

Alanis Morrissette’s “All I Want” from the wonderful album Jagged Little Pill, could have been written with Jeremy Hunt in mind. Hunt is vying for the leadership of the conservative party against the much-fancied Boris Johnson and asking the same question in a number of different ways. Hunt seems keen to...

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Published: Jun 06 , 2019
Author: Stephen White

The good people of Peterborough go to the polling stations today to elect the MP who will replace Fiona Onasanya. She was removed from office following her conviction for perverting the course of justice, having invented stories which falsely exonerated her from responsibility for speeding (twice). Meanwhile,...

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Published: May 16 , 2019
Author: Stephen White

ITV’s announcement on Wednesday that it was permanently cancelling The Jeremy Kyle Show led me to wonder whether the format revealed any truths about conflict resolution and (perhaps voyeuristically) to see just how bad it was. So I watched the episode broadcast on May 9th, still available on YouTube. Oh dear.

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Published: Apr 04 , 2019
Author: Alan Smith

Regular readers (both of you) will remember that a few weeks ago I wrote a BLOG about my new dog Grouse, and how good training produces great results. The little blighter has taught me another lesson this weekend, about how just going through the motions is going to bite you back (pun intended) in the long run. I am doing my best to tire him out and we regularly go out for long walks through the local countryside. I am hitting...

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Published: Jan 17 , 2019
Author: Alan Smith

Ever found yourself in that nightmare scenario when you are in front of another party in a negotiation and the partner you have taken with you to the meeting seems to have gone off track, starts revealing new information, giving in on things you had both agreed before the negotiation, being conciliatory when they should have been tough or tough when they should have been conciliatory. Even worse, the other side have...

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Published: Oct 04 , 2018
Author: Robin Copland

Come with me on a wee journey, if you please. Imagine, if you can, that you are running a company that has been in a partnership for a number of years with a conglomerate. The business has been going well; yes, there are the problems associated with merging two different systems; yes there have been the odd disputes between the two organisations, but by and large, you have rumbled along to the profit of both. External circumstances dictate that there has to be a...

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Published: May 24 , 2018
Author: Alan Smith

After a weekend of celebration over the Royal Wedding, seems a shame to bring up the seemingly inevitability of the prospect of divorce. But I shall. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows in front of 600 guests including the Queen, more than 30 royals and famed faces such as Oprah Winfrey, tennis champ Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his advocate wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.

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Published: May 17 , 2018
Author: Stephen White

Many adjectives have been used to describe the attitudes of groupings which populate the further extremities of the political spectrum. Groupings like the Neo-cons and alt-right on the right and the Momentum movement on the left. In centrist circles, the adjectives used are mainly derogatory. One which is not widely used is Empathic. Which is a mistake.

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‘The Shakers’ Are Buried!

If you’re a keen football fan, then you will have seen the unfortunate story unfold of Bury Football Club failing to secure investment, and thus having to finally close their turnstiles on 29 August 2019 - RIP Bury FC. Bury F.C. was inspired by Aiden Arrowsmith, a local enthusiast of two local Bury church football teams. In 1885 Arrowsmith proposed them joining together and creating Bury F.C, so they leased some land at ‘Gigg Lane’ from the Earl of Derby and the rest they say is history.

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