The Iron Triangle

There is a very interesting idea from someone who blogs as the Naked Mole Rat entitled Brexit cannot break the Iron Triangle. I confess I’d never heard of the Iron Triangle (although it has a Wikipedia entry) but it seems I’m not alone. I confused it for the old sales concept that a company’s offer… Read more

Thinking like China

There is a very interesting piece in the FT about China building a road in Montenegro, to link the Adriatic port of Bar to Serbia’s capital Belgrade. The Montenegrin government’s borrowing from China to finance the road’s cost, estimated at €1.3bn, has sent the country’s debt soaring from 63 per cent of gross domestic product… Read more

Your country needs me

As we now know that English is pretty much the lingua franca (a good – imported – English phrase!) of the EU we also know that they have a deep understanding of (the idiocies of) current British politics. We are negotiating with ourselves in full sight of our fellow negotiators. It is some evidence of… Read more

A metaphor for Brexit…

This wonderful picture of a ParcelForce Worldwide van (surely symbolic of ‘Global’ Britain) teetering on the edge of a 200foot drop at er…..Tintagel, is irresistable (and just in case you may wonder – fortunately, no ParcelForce employees were harmed as a result of this photograph).   The problematic dilemma is emphasised in this lovely article… Read more

Corbyn’s Engagement

First, it is worth noting that the government is so divided that, at the eleventh hour, it has been forced to call upon the opposition for help. I suggest that indicates that the government and the Conservative Party have collapsed. The UK Prime Minister, who has been so intent on putting party before country, has… Read more