UK Influence

Britain and Europe: Winning the Policy, Losing the Politics

Peter Wilding | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is infuriating that a forward policy towards Europe, though favoured by the public and silently shared by the leaderships of the three main parties, gets shredded by media and political expediency.

Britain Has Lost a Vision and Is Yet to Find a Role

Peter Wilding | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The leadership black-hole is the real story of this year. The Union was nearly lost because the Westminster elites failed to articulate a convincing, positive vision of why the Scots should back the UK...

The Political Cost of Economic Mismanagement

John Mills | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The extent to which the UK and most of the rest of the Western world are currently mismanaging our economies clearly has a huge financial cost. In the longer term, however, the political cost will be even greater than the economic price - unless we see radical changes in policy. The failure of the West to deliver a reasonable economic performance - combined with the related problem of widespread inability to get difficult decisions taken - has led an increasingly large number of people across the world to consider whether more authoritarian of running modern diversified economies might work better than those based on liberal democracy.

The Art of Timing in Negotiation

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Suzanne de Janasz

(written with Giuseppe Conti) click to see Leonardo's Last Supper Planning a trip to Italy to discover some Renaissance painti...

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

The Trials (and Importance) of Blogging

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Brian John Spencer

If you blog like this you could find yourself become an influencer, a thought leader, an opinion former and authority that others go to and talk about.

Does Noise Influence Our Creative Powers?

James Allen | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
James Allen

Many of us find it difficult to find the "right" conditions for creativity. Finding enough time, space and energy can be a big ask as we lead busy lives in busy surroundings. Distractions and demands, colleagues and clients, traffic and even the weather - all have the power to influence our ability to create. The question is - do they influence what we create, and if so, how?

Why Are We Letting Celebrities Parent our Children?

Chidubem Nwabufo | Posted 25.07.2012 | Home
Chidubem Nwabufo

Of late, I have been making a very conscious effort to refrain from writing anything slightly controversial. But following the backlash concerning Chr...

Be Careful Whom you Befriend

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

It's so easy to make friends these days. If you are a member of Linkedin, for example, there are regular suggestions about whom you should befriend. U...