Entries by Brian John Spencer from 11/2012

Why We Need to Learn to Celebrate Success Like the Americans

| Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

We in Britain need take a leaf out of America's book and learn to embrace the ideas, ingenuity and creativity of men and women. We need to free our young people to see that they can be anyone that they want to be. That our young people can achieve whatever they so set their heart upon. Too often it's positively dangerous for a young man or woman to set himself apart in the classroom for fear of ridicule and bullying. This needs to end.

Cartoon: Four 'Mo' Years

| Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics

Here's my illustrated tribute to a very memorable week.obama

The Problem With Being as Much British as Irish

| Posted 11.15.2012 | Huffington Post

For any Northern Ireland protestant feeling out of place in Ireland you should read the words of Belfast's famous poet John Hewitt. He made it clear that any Northern Ireland Protestant or hardworking immigrant has as much right to call themselves Irish.

Cartoon: Don't Fight the Quarter Life Crisis, Embrace It

| Posted 11.20.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Graduating in the summer of 2010 and not finding a job for over 2 years was the most challenging period of my 25 years to date. It took me to some dark places and fanatical lows. Fortunately I never fully allowed for the dark dog of self-doubt and depression to take hold.

Call Me Stupid But Shouldn't Market Theory Apply When Choosing a Career?

| Posted 11.23.2012 | UK Universities & Education

If schools and policymakers were to encourage more market thinking and cross-communication we could begin to erect a more fluent society. A more top down society that facilitates an effective and more harmonious, uninterrupted flow between the education system and the labour market.