Getting to somewhere

I’ve started reading ‘The road to Somewhere, by David Goodhart, which describes the potential causes behind the dramatic shift in politics over the last few years. It talks in terms of people who belong anywhere and those that belong somewhere. May herself gave a nod to such thinking in her ‘citizens of nowhere’ speech. “But, … Continue reading Getting to somewhere

A government of national unity

These are difficult times. We seem to be locked in a political bind with no solution. Endless argument lead to endless division. But wait, there is a possible solution - a government of national unity. According to Wikipedia, a government of national unity is a broad coalition government consisting of all parties (or all major … Continue reading A government of national unity

Unproportional representation

Proportional representation is a an electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them, rather than our first past the post system where the individual with the most votes, irrespective of the number in relation to the size of the electorate gets into power. It has always … Continue reading Unproportional representation

Genetic discrimination

‘Sapiens, a brief history of mankind’ is such an interesting book. I have just finished listening to Yuval Noah Harari’s work, through an audiobook on my longer driving journeys. It has made me think very hard about what it means to be human and has challenged a lot of my assumptions. I plan to listen … Continue reading Genetic discrimination

World values day

World Values Day, October 18, was a busy day for me this year. I started at the Socitm North conference in Darlington, spent some time with a potential infrastructure provider and ended up at the Dynamites 18 awards dinner in Newcastle. Before then I attended the latest North East Initiative on Business Ethics event at … Continue reading World values day