Being a ‘Lame duck’ leader doesn’t have to be lame

Yesterday, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, won a vote of confidence held among her parliamentary colleagues with 200-117 tally. While the 117 figure looks rather high (because it is), I’m surprised it wasn’t higher given the unfortunate election campaign… Continue Reading

What do Politics and Football have in common?

You know your days are numbered the moment fans start chanting your name! Theresa May, the British Prime Minister is now going through the mill that many leaders, especially those in high profile public spaces go through. Just over a… Continue Reading

When women rule the world

One of the things that struck me by some of the recent EU referendum debates (not the actual election ) was the high testosterone, highly male dominated look, feel and tone of the discourse. I then had a moment thinking… Continue Reading

The truth we must accept about our style of politics

This is James O’Brien’s must-listen polemic against the politics of hate in the aftermath of the the killing of Jo Cox. I will go on record and say I do not believe for one second that the Leave Campaign was… Continue Reading

What’s so bad about a U-Turn?

The short answer is … nothing! It has been politics at one of its worst when calls for a resignation met the government’s decision to make a U-turn on some of the¬†welfare reform plans set out by the Chancellor in… Continue Reading

My experience behind bars

I recall my most recent experiences in prison. No, not as an inmate, but as a mentor and separately, talking with a group of young men who had been inside also. I stopped the latter on the streets and we… Continue Reading

Political promises and the perils thereof.

The election season will be upon us shortly. For some, that would be the ideal time to emigrate out of the country but for the likes of yours truly – it’s a time to exercise a most cherished privilege. I… Continue Reading