The Price Of Failure: Northern Ireland’s Protestants Throw British Politics Into Turmoil:

Have you ever heard of the expression “The Luck Of The Irish”? This “peculiar phrase” (states WiseGeek.com) has often been interpreted as simply meaning that (despite their turbulent history), the Irish are “inherently fortunate” and seem to be able to land on their feet when bad circumstances occur. It has also, however, been attributed to […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on June 10th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Illusions Of Grandeur: How The Global Elite Lost Touch With The Real World:

Are you a fan of the Irish Rock Band, U2? If yes, is that because you like their music or because you approve of the anti-poverty campaigns associated with their lead singer, Bono and his condemnation of oil companies that don’t pay taxes in countries where they operate? In which case, you might not be […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Rampant Rooster: China’s Increasing Influence In the British Economy:

There’s a Chinese proverb which advises: “When you want to test the depth of a stream, don’t use both feet”. The People’s Republic, however, appears to have dispensed with such caution in its dealings with the UK. As the “China Daily” newspaper has reported, the appetite of Chinese companies for acquiring British assets has continued […]

Filed under: Music & Dance, Politics | Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The British Honours System: When Will It Be “Sir” David Beckham?

Would you like to become a “Lord”, Lady” or even a Knight Commander (KCB) of The Order Of The Bath? And if you do manage to acquire a title, what benefits will it bring you – apart, of course, from impressing your friends and family? The financial reporter, Tony Walne, has speculated in the “Daily […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

UK Universities In Turmoil: Students And Lecturers Unite Against Education Cuts:

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know”. For Daniel J. Boorstin, the University of Chicago’s renowned former historian and an ex- Harvard & Oxford student, the opportunity to further expand one’s knowledge represents the main justification and incentive for moving from High School to the College Campus. The Huffington Post’s Gemma […]

Filed under: Immigration & Visas, Politics, Society | Posted on November 29th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

2016: The Year Of Rebellion By The Abandoned: Will The UK’s Elite Take Any Notice?

“When people feel that the whole system is manipulated for the rich and those in power, they get very upset”. This is not a quote from an extreme left-wing activist. It was an observation made in January on BBC TV’s “This Week” programme by Michael Portillo, formerly Defence Minister in Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Government but […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on November 14th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The UK’s “Novice” Foreign Secretary: Boris Johnson’s Big Challenge:

“The magic has gone. It’s no longer one of the great offices of state”. For the columnist Jonathan Friedland in The Guardian on July 16th, the new job allotted to the former London mayor is “merely symbolic” – mainly because “on any topic which counts, prime ministers make their own foreign policy”. He also expressed […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 24th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Update: On The Brink Of New Leadership: Britain’s Very Temporary Power Vacuum:

There’s a cartoon in the latest edition of the satirical magazine “Private Eye” which encapsulates the UK’s current political situation. An extra-terrestrial , having just landed its space-craft on Earth, is consulting a passer-by for advice: “Take me (it asks) to anyone who remotely resembles a leader”. Assuming this conversation is taking place in London […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Searching For New Leaders: Britain’s Temporary Power Vacuum:

There’s a cartoon in the latest edition of the satirical magazine “Private Eye” which encapsulates the UK’s current political situation. An extra-terrestrial , having just landed its space-craft on Earth, is consulting a passer-by for advice: “Take me (it asks) to anyone who remotely resembles a leader”. If this conversation was taking place in (for […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Britain After Brexit: The Waning Influence Of Celebrity Endorsement:

When you go to your local supermarket or chemist for  your soap, shampoo or toothpaste, which brand do you choose? And why? Perhaps it’s your familiarity with the product: It’s the one you always use, you like the smell, the texture and (in the case of the toothpaste), the taste. However – according to the […]

Filed under: Media, Politics | Posted on June 30th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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