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You, your organisation and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

You, your organisation and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

There - an object lesson in how to grip an audience with a title.  But bear with me. Behind the wordy headline there might be a few nuggets worth reading, not least because I’ve done extensive background research (15 minutes online, which I understand is sufficient these days to support a firmly-held opinion). From this [...]

Allied Forces

Allied Forces

Football is, of course, the beautiful game. I’ve been entranced by it since my youngest days. It provides a common, almost universal language. And whether you like the game or not, it runs through our national culture like letters through a stick of rock.  My team is Charlton Athletic. I started supporting Charlton not long [...]

A lesson from the Capitol

A lesson from the Capitol

My previous blog, about being a British European, led to an extended conversation on Twitter about my contention that the European Union has made a major contribution to peace in Europe since 1945. I welcome the challenge, because it made me explore even more deeply my thinking on the subject. My Twitter correspondent couldn’t see [...]

Keep the blue flag flying here

Keep the blue flag flying here

Brexit is done. Its implications, beyond those impacts we already understand, will now unfold before us.  The Government and the Leave media are triumphant, and Remainers are taking to social media to rebrand themselves as ‘Rejoiners’. One side thinks the issue of Europe settled; the other thinks not. A country as divided as ever it [...]