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2019 Articles

Farewell to a decade of seismic change and existential anxiety
Farewell to a decade of seismic change and existential anxiety
You’d be forgiven for not having a moment to notice, but this is a decade that is fast running out [...]
December 2, 2019
Business cannot afford to sleep through this election
Business cannot afford to sleep through this election
Things can only get better — 1997, and not only a song for D:ream but an anthem that swept Tony [...]
November 18, 2019
Recover that Olympic spirit to give London back its mojo
Recover that Olympic spirit to give London back its mojo
“Inspire a generation.” That was the slogan for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a memory of a moment when [...]
October 21, 2019
Private schools must learn to turn privilege into purpose
Private schools must learn to turn privilege into purpose
The heat is on for privilege. As the polarisation of society continues to deepen, private schools risk becoming the tobacco [...]
October 7, 2019
Britain’s Goldilocks moment has arrived in the nick of time
Britain’s Goldilocks moment has arrived in the nick of time
Not too hot, and not too cold. It’s time for the three bears to move over and take the porridge [...]
September 23, 2019
Only an election can sail the ship of state through the Brexit storms
Only an election can sail the ship of state through the Brexit storms
“The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but did you bring in the ship?” So wrote the [...]
September 9, 2019
Filled with HS2 fever? No? Then let’s think up something better
Filled with HS2 fever? No? Then let’s think up something better
HS2, the unloved child of British infrastructure, looks like a goner. And while those into trains might spot that there [...]
August 27, 2019
Chill out, take a breath, and don’t worry about wasting time
Chill out, take a breath, and don’t worry about wasting time
Shrimp salad and a gin and tonic for lunch, then back to bed for a snooze. The relaxed recipe for [...]
August 12, 2019
We the people need to find a way to dispel the Brexit Blues
We the people need to find a way to dispel the Brexit Blues
The year is 1989. Ronald Reagan on his last day at the White House makes his farewell address. His message [...]
July 16, 2019
Boris is a disruptive dreamer – and that’s what Britain needs
Boris is a disruptive dreamer – and that’s what Britain needs
The feel good factor is to politicians what the lost ark was to Indiana Jones. Much coveted, difficult to find, [...]
July 1, 2019
Cut the obfuscation and let Britain move beyond Brexit
Cut the obfuscation and let Britain move beyond Brexit
Gone ’til November. The lyrics of rapper, activist and one-time Haiti presidential candidate Wyclef Jean. And it is the view [...]
June 17, 2019
To avert the deluge, business must unleash its heroic spirit
To avert the deluge, business must unleash its heroic spirit
After us, the deluge. These are the words not of our Prime Minister, but from another troubled time and uttered [...]
May 20, 2019
This series of UK politics feels suspiciously like daytime TV
This series of UK politics feels suspiciously like daytime TV
Last week’s local elections were a democratic amuse bouche. A mere mouthful of popular sentiment, sending a message to the [...]
May 7, 2019
Let’s not let rage become the prevailing story of our nation
Let’s not let rage become the prevailing story of our nation
Public morality, but private depravity – a time when keeping up appearances on the outside was very much the order [...]
April 8, 2019