Category Archives: Grumbles

Humbug

Jeremy Corbyn tonight criticised Theresa May’s cuts to policing in the run up to last night’s London Bridge attacks in a strongly worded speech.  He said Labour would take “whatever action is necessary” to ensure the safety of citizens, adding: … Continue reading

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Too many bells and whistles?

Last week saw the 50th anniversary of my driving licence (or, more accurately) the day I passed my driving test. In those days I used to view drivers who displayed the grille-badge of the Company of Veteran Motorists (founded in … Continue reading

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Better business education

A friend, who’s the MD of a tech company, is in the good habit of engaging regularly with his staff.  In collecting feedback from a recent staff meeting, ready for the next, he saw that several senior engineers wanted to know what … Continue reading

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The Reckless Optimist

I enjoyed reading Matt Ridley’s “The Rational Optimist“, which I thought offered plenty of food for thought especially for an inveterate ‘glass half-empty’ pessimist like me. However, his article in The Times (19th Oct) which you can find on his … Continue reading

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We have nothing to fear from Artificial Intelligence…

… at least not as implemented by HSBC.  Professors Dawkins, Hawking et al can relax while this is the best the bank can do:

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Spam

An open letter to Extravision. By some people’s standards I have a lot of e-mail addresses spread across a variety of ISPs and domains.  This is partly because of the number of businesses and other organisations in which I’m involved and the … Continue reading

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Dog breeders and the KC

If you’re a dog breeder or a dog show judge, you may be offended by what I’m about to write, but here goes.

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UKIP irony

The growing number of UKIP voters are often casually dismissed as racists or xenophobes. Many are simply resisting the sovereignty over this country of a federal Europe that is largely the creation of a Franco-German axis.  How ironic that the fuss over UKIP’s … Continue reading

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“Your tax dollars at work”

If government ministers are trying to figure out where to make more public spending cuts, they could apparently do worse than start with the Cabinet Office.  Surely it can be no part of its function to commission and publish a … Continue reading

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Simple arithmetic

In a large branch of a major store chain the other day, I handed over a 10% discount voucher.  The cashier didn’t know how to handle it and called the floor manager, a young man in his late twenties.  To … Continue reading

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