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Suzi Moore | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Suzi Moore

The thing about opinions is, everyone has one. Even next doors cat had the opinion that he had the right to shit in my son's sandpit. I debated his op...

Why I Put My Trust In Strangers?

Memuna Forna | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Memuna Forna

Sierra Leone stumbles and falls from one extreme horror to another - war, disease, and natural disaster. We are one of the poorest countries in the world, with the world's worst mother and child mortality rate. Our people are intimately aware of the daily cruelty of terrible poverty. But if those who experience the worst of all this are yet to lose their humanity, I have no right to either.

How Can The UK Media Win Back Consumer Trust?

Jon Cornwell | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Jon Cornwell

It won't be solved by sweeping statements, or by picking a fight with political leaders. Instead it will be solved one step at a time and the first step has to be involving the public - asking where their frustrations are and what they'd like to see more of in reporting.

Greasing The Wheels: Why The Economist Is So Wrong About Lobbying

Gavin Devine | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

With attitudes like these permeating even those parties that are meant to be the friends of enterprise, the Conservatives in the UK and the Republicans in America, is it any surprise that business is spending more on lobbying?

Building Trust In The Contaminated Blood Scandal Inquiry

Sarah Stanton | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Sarah Stanton

The announcement of the Contaminated Blood Scandal Inquiry by Theresa May on 11 July 2017 was overwhelmingly welcomed by the thousands of patients and...

Should We Trust Michael Gove?

Dustin Benton | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dustin Benton

Many people have pointed to Gove's voting record on climate change, his association with climate sceptic Brexiteers, and his scepticism about experts. Modern environmentalism is deeply rooted in science, and many environmentalists self-identify as experts. There is a lot of scepticism, but it is not easy to fake an emotion as powerful as love, and this is at the heart of Michael Gove's message.

Domestic Abuse: Learning To Love And Trust Again

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Jennifer Gilmour

Moving forward is hard and sometimes the abuse will come back in dreams, flashbacks, conversations or in other ways. I find that sometimes it feels like I am in a mental fight not to assume my husband is similar to the person who abused me. Years on and the moments have become less and I am able to shake it off but this has taken patience and has at times been mentally quite tough.

Trust Me, I'm A Doctor: Dealing With Data In The New Digital Health Age

Justin Westcott | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Tech
Justin Westcott

It's also important to recognise that many of the processes we're discussing involve behaviour changes for both practitioners and the public. For the public in particular, we can't expect them to become accustomed to it all overnight. The NHS and wider healthcare and technology organisations need to focus on working together to gradually change behaviour.

Inter-Community Trust Building Is A Must, Not An Option

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Cities across the globe stood proudly in solidarity with the UK after the horrific attacks in Manchester arena on 22nd May. Thousands of people from t...

The Unknown Known - How Employee Behaviour Can Ensure Cybersecurity Success

William Culbert | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
William Culbert

The average person today has become profoundly more technical, utilising a variety of devices, technologies and cloud solutions in their daily lives. Whether a person is backing up photos to iCloud or logging into social media from an iPad or smartphone, the average security perimeter of an individual has moved far beyond email address, laptops and a favourite website.

Building Trust In A Post-Truth Age

Vivienne Benson | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Vivienne Benson

There is no escaping the 'post-truth' tidal wave. The rise of populist politics that has swept the US and Europe and the language of 'post-truth' alon...

Tackling Racial Disparity In Our Prisons Starts With Building Trust

Phil Bowen | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Phil Bowen

On her first day as Prime Minister, standing on the steps of Downing Street, Theresa May said "If you're black, you are treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you're white. " She is right - as starkly demonstrated in our prisons.

Fitness - Who Do You Trust?

Laura Nolan | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Nolan

I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't follow what someone says on the internet, not matter how pretty their pictures are or how knowledgeable they may sound. Find someone who is a registered professional who can show you the correct and safe way to perform work-out routines.

The Case For A Strong Selfless Parliamentary System

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

The creation of a selfless parliamentary system is a real revolution in itself. It is a new way of doing politics, but it is also and mainly a way to restore the people's trust in politics, and send the populist and nationalist preachers of our time back to the one place they belong: the History books.

It Seems Our Trust In Technology Is Waning

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Truth and trust appear to be the same sides of a coin. Technology has not created the fake news problem, nor is it responsible for the erosion of trust in our institutions. I remain optimistic about technology being part of a solution to provide checks and balances on the humans' intent on exploiting its strengths to weaken society.

In Keeping With Tradition Or Bucking The Trend: What Does Post-Truth Really Mean?

Nick Gold | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Nick Gold

So, 2016 was the year that Oxford Dictionaries declared "Post-Truth" to be its word of the year. I like the way that "post-truth" sounds and for the last few months, I have read and absorbed the phrase from different articles and commentaries with great interest.

Relief Courtesy Of 'A Thousand Points Of Light'

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

I'm just back from the small, and in truth not particularly charming, Swiss ski resort of Davos. All week it has played host to the Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, where the global elite, experts, pundits and their entourages gather to discuss the state of the world.

Business Leaders Are Losing The Authority To Lead

Charles Wookey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Charles Wookey

Companies like Patagonia, Interface and Unilever have demonstrated that being purpose-driven not only earns you a reputation and respect from customers and competitors, but that it is also profitable, and can drive long term sustainable performance.

Why The Unreliable Polls Of 2016 Must Awaken New Methods Of Market Research

Mark Lund | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Lund

What is left to say about the US election and Brexit? There seems to be a sense of fatigue now when people discuss these two events - a sense of disbelief and tiredness. However, the implications of both are so huge that we can't shy away from it and have to push ahead; not only to understand what's next, but how it all happened in the first place.

Mandatory Reporting On Patients: Should Doctors Be Policing Our Communities?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

Thorough consideration must be given to how all of these risks can be mitigated and the role and judgement of doctors - those who are best placed to support their patients - must form a key part of the conversation.

The 'Internet Of Trust': How IoT Will Help Grow The Sharing Economy

Richard Laughton | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Laughton

The rapid growth of the sharing economy means that more and more of us are relying on goods and services that are provided not by companies, but by individuals. And as we increasingly rely on peer-to-peer goods and services in our everyday lives, trust is ever more elevated as one of the biggest factors in our purchase decisions.

What Uber, Airbnb & Co Need To Do To Earn (And Keep) Our Trust

Ollie Boesen | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Most of us are in agreement that the sharing economy is a good thing, for business and for society. Having trust in the people around us is usually a decent sign that things are going well, and the economic and environmental benefits are clear, too.

Turning Around The Trust Tanker: Three Clues On Getting Started

David Evans | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
David Evans

"We have entered an age of post-truth politics." So declared the New York Times last month. They are, of course, not alone in seeing things this way. ...

Trust Vs Technology: The Rise Of Wearable Tech In The Workplace

Tom McQueen | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

In more general work situations, the question of requiring employees to wear devices to monitor their health and wellness or as a form of surveillance raises more difficult ethical issues. Working at a consultancy with a culture built on trust, I believe the future of work requires employers to give more trust to employees, not less.

Will the Lack of Trust in Charities Make Them Too Afraid to Innovate

Cliff Prior | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Cliff Prior

I'm not for a moment saying we shouldn't think and plan and act at our absolute best. But there is little point in our existence unless we can achieve change for people we are here for. The biggest risk of all is failing the people who need us. Let's urge charities on, let's give them the room to breathe, and our support to take courage.