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We don’t need Nanny State Weather reports

Last Saturday I was driving on the M4 in south Wales, the weather was awful, quite possibly the heaviest rain I’ve ever had to drive in. And to help me was the absolutely ridiculous notices on the electronic signs that warned me of “Poor Driving Conditions”. I already knew that! I’m not stupid, I can see what’s […]

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Why working to a Common Purpose makes sense

First; the admission: I am a “graduate” of Common Purpose having taken part in the year long programme in Cardiff around 1995. So there’s a chance that I might be biased when I say that Eric Pickles is making a mistake when he says that local authorities are wasting their money sending staff on these […]

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Sometimes we just need to do the Right Thing

How can anyone be anything other than appalled at the decision to close Remploy factories as announced last week? (click logo for announcement) The decision is morally wrong, unsupportable from an holistic economic perspective and makes no social sense what so ever. Furthermore it is morally and socially reprehensible. Forget the economic arguments, forget who […]

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Sport

What do I know about Rugby? Well: Congratulations are definitely in order

I had made 2 predictions for today’s rugby internationals: Wales to beat Australia by 5 points New Zealand to beat England by at least 30 points How wrong was that? How on earth could I have been so far away from the right results. After all, I do think I know a little about the […]

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Sport

Isn’t respect a 2 way street?

New Zealand, or is that The New Zealand All Blacks, or is it just the All Blacks? I was confused when I heard the announcers refer to them as all of the above, but there is no denying the power of their brand, a brand that not only commands respect but, far too often, demands […]