Category Archives: united kingdom

What I Learnt During Pandemic Week Ending 13/6/20

In Jamaica I Learnt NOEL CHAMBERS 81 year old Chambers’ death, after being incarcerated for 40 years without trial, continues cause anger across society and in the diaspora. The current PNP vs JLP squabble over Mr Chamber’s death- on who … Continue reading

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Priti Damning Claims by ex-Home Office Chief

The latest skirmish stories between Home Secretary Priti Patel and her senior civil servants at the Home Office was as predictable as Rafael Nadal winning the French Open. But for Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s top civil servant/permanent secretary, to … Continue reading

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BREXIT 2020: Goodbye UK, Possibilities for CARICOM?

As the UK walks away from the EU I feel a tinge of sadness at how this unnecessary breakup managed to materialise. Having collaborated on behalf of the UK public sector with EU counterparts for many years I look back … Continue reading

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The Brexit Election – Winners & Losers

The numbers are in Conservative: wins 365 seats (+ 47) Labour: 203 (-59) SNP: 48 (+13) Lib Dems: 11 (-1) DUP: 8 (-2) Sinn Féin: 7 (no change) SDLP: 2 (+2) Alliance Party: 1 (+1) Green Party 1 (no change) … Continue reading

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UK General Elections – The Smaller Parties

When next month’s UK general election is concluded, either the Labour or Conservative Party may have to rely on the support of seats won by their smaller rivals to form a government that functions effectively. Liberal Democrats It is hard … Continue reading

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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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