Author Archives for Benedict Spence

2019 Articles

It's Halloween: Beware the horror of an inescapable Brexit deadline
It's Halloween: Beware the horror of an inescapable Brexit deadline
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. And, though it may not be the devilry and [...]
October 31, 2019
Debate: Does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal have a high chance of passing in the House of Commons?
Debate: Does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal have a high chance of passing in the House of Commons?
Does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal have a high chance of passing in the House of Commons? Yes – Benedict Spence [...]
October 18, 2019
DEBATE: Is the Thomas Cook boss right to defend his high pay?
DEBATE: Is the Thomas Cook boss right to defend his high pay?
Is Peter Fankhauser, boss of now-collapsed Thomas Cook, right to defend his high pay and bonuses? YES, says Benedict Spence, [...]
October 1, 2019
DEBATE: Does the Hong Kong Exchange boss have any chance of winning over LSE shareholders?
DEBATE: Does the Hong Kong Exchange boss have any chance of winning over LSE shareholders?
Does the Hong Kong Exchange boss have any chance of winning over LSE shareholders? YES, says Benedict Spence, a freelance [...]
September 26, 2019
Three ways to survive the summer heatwave in the workplace
Three ways to survive the summer heatwave in the workplace
The heatwave is the worst time of year for the office worker. It’s that awful, sweaty season when resolve – [...]
July 24, 2019
Now he's the face of the £50 note, let's look at the enduring genius of Alan Turing
Now he's the face of the £50 note, let's look at the enduring genius of Alan Turing
I cannot think of a man more deserving of commemoration by this nation than Alan Turing. It is enlivening that, [...]
July 17, 2019
Would Nigel Farage be a good pick to be the next UK ambassador to the US?
Would Nigel Farage be a good pick to be the next UK ambassador to the US?
Would Nigel Farage be a good pick to be the next UK ambassador to the US? Benedict Spence, a freelance [...]
July 9, 2019
Feeling lactose intolerant? A guide to office milk etiquette
“Got milk?” The answer, if you’re reading this in the office or on your commute, is probably “no”. And if [...]
June 26, 2019
If you’re bad at remembering names, here's how to get around the issue
I have never been good with names. It’s a shame, because I’m pretty good with faces, and can usually tell [...]
June 24, 2019
To buy to not to buy? The pitfalls of online shopping when at work
To buy to not to buy? The pitfalls of online shopping when at work
A furtive glance to the side, to gauge your neighbour’s gaze. A quick dart over the shoulder, perhaps a slight bob [...]
March 5, 2019
How to choose a provider for your Stocks and Shares Isa
How to choose a provider for your Stocks and Shares Isa
Isas are a popular way for savers to squirrel away money. And given that these savings accounts are free from [...]
February 14, 2019
Professional headshots can be a minefield – especially if you take them too seriously
Professional headshots can be a minefield – especially if you take them too seriously
TAKE a look at that picture of me. No tie or jacket. Not even a shirt for that matter. Hair [...]
February 7, 2019
DEBATE: Should we celebrate the fact that car sales are down for the second year running?
DEBATE: Should we celebrate the fact that car sales are down for the second year running?
Should we celebrate the fact that car sales are down for the second year running? Benedict Spence, a freelance writer, says [...]
January 8, 2019