Category Archives: united kingdom

Boris the PM – Bust by Halloween?

When Boris Johnson first became Mayor of London in 2008, I was dismayed. Imagine my disbelief now that he is the UK’s new prime minister. Undeserving. Boris has been around UK media circles for decades. His clowning personality made him … Continue reading

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Conservative Leadership Race to Downing Street – Short Term Let?

The very first thing that struck me about the ongoing British Conservative Party leadership contest was the poor standard of candidates. When I think back to some of previous leadership races such as the Hurd-Major-Heseltine race of 1990 this current … Continue reading

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Theresa May is Going – No Weeping & Wailing on Downing Street

Theresa May is finally resigning from her roles as Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader. How May managed to survive for nearly an entire decade to inflict her ill-fated policies and poor leadership on the UK (as Home Secretary & … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s National ID Card Programme – Costly?

I am no fan of the proposed national ID card system in Jamaica. Having worked around government databases for 3 decades, I have learnt that society has to  question a government’s desire to hold more information on its citizens. The … Continue reading

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Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes Magazine came out recently with its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Rank/Name Country Category 1.    Angela Merkel Germany Politics 2.    Theresa May UK Politics 3.    Christine Largarde (IMF) France Economy 4.    Marry Barra (GM) US Automotive … Continue reading

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Amber Rudd: Windrush Scandal’s Real Winner

It has been a terrible week for some victims of the Windrush scandal and those of us who support their ongoing fight for respect, justice and compensation. First, we had written confirmation from current Home Secretary Sajid Javid that at least … Continue reading

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Bailey vs Khan – London 2020

Shaun Bailey, 47, was recently selected as the Conservative Party’s candidate for the 2020 Mayor of London race. This announcement has not made a big splash beyond political media circles. But it really should. Shaun Bailey is black of Jamaican … Continue reading

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