Last Refuge

Last Refuge

The Union Jack has been in the news a lot recently, and not for vexillological reasons. Fun with Flags, you might say, but there’s something serious going on here. National symbols, love of country and loyalty to it - these aren’t trivial issues. They pertain to the very fabric of our or any other nation.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]