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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

It’s always a pleasure to return to Berlin to look after the grandchildren. Even if they don’t really need any “looking after” it’s great to spend (so called) quality time with them, as well as continuing our exploration of this … Continue reading

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Nervous Breakdown Britain

Just hours after I penned this piece, I hear that Angela Merkel has doubled down on the tough EU negotiating position. She is reported to have told Leo Varadkar, “ . . a hard border has to be on the table in … Continue reading

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Brexit gets Personal

In today’s world talk is cheap and words often mean nothing. In Theresa May’s speech on future UK-EU relations 2 March, she said referring to the EU, “We know what we want. We understand your principles. We have a shared … Continue reading

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Was Hurricane Ophelia Damage Avoidable?

This week Ex-Hurricane Ophelia directly struck Ireland causing widespread damage and chaos. This is regarded as an exceptional event, the worst storm in recorded Irish history. The National Emergency Coordination Group  (NECG) were reported in the Irish Examiner as saying, … Continue reading

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Do we really need MORE democracy? Is consent of the people a recipe for instability?

I was intrigued to see today that as Jean-Claude Junker addressed the European Parliament he was heckled by Nigel Farage who said, “what was being proposed was more Europe in every single direction… without the consent of the people”. It … Continue reading

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It’s time to exert governance over the the Global Tech Leaders!

Nearly 20 years ago, in my research work I and colleagues identified the IT platform companies as implementing a radical new business model that would be profoundly transformational in many dimensions, in terms of potential for astonishing levels of growth, … Continue reading

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Terrorism requires new thinking about Technology in Society

The abominable attacks in the UK, France and Germany are clearly unacceptable; but the responses of both security services and political leaders are completely inadequate to these types of threat. Today we hear that one of the London Bridge attackers … Continue reading

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