2018 A Few Highlights and Insights by Derek Wyatt

2018 A Few Highlights and Insights by Derek Wyatt

  BBC News I think their news reporting on television, radio and online has reached a new low. I stopped listening to the “Today” programme in January and have not missed it. I started when Brian Redhead was the star turn. But no more. I am now campaigning for there...

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Is it time for a global body to manage the internet?

Is it time for a global body to manage the internet?

Facebook has become the anti-social network overnight. But, more than anything else, it has finally made us all sit up and ask who owns our data? It is much worse than you think. We have all conspired to make it so by signing up for Apps and ticking those hundreds...

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A parliament left behind

A parliament left behind

The Conference season has come and gone. They are strange beats coming just after Parliament had sat for a fortnight following a seven week holiday. Nothing much happens in the two week period but it was brought in to stop the tabloids going on about MPs all apparently having twelve...

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Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Meanwhile, back in Blighty, we await the Party Conferences in September and early October to see if Mrs May faces a challenge from Michael Gove MP (the Murdoch nominee). We could pick anyone of six other Tory MPs currently being touted including Jacob Rees-Mogg MP who was born in the...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Parliament Squared: Labour

Parliament Squared: Labour

Whither the future of the Labour Party? The polls for them have been dire for the past eighteen months and show no signs of improving. Corbyn’s abject leadership has extraordinarily led to a renewed interest in what was fast becoming another defunct party: the Lib Dems. They took Richmond from...

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Parliament Square: We are coming to the end of 20th Century Politics

Parliament Square: We are coming to the end of 20th Century Politics

Consider. In America  you have to raise from wealthy supporters at least $1billion to fight the Presidential election. If you win, they are richly rewarded. Trump unlike any other president before him foreclosed on all Obama’s appointments on the actual day of his coronation. Not the end of the week...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

In the 20th century,  we failed to understand it until 1945. By which time we had had two different world wars within twenty years. After 1919, we looked backwards; after 1945 we began an NHS, a national transport system and much else. Elsewhere, a United Nations was born (in London in...

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Parliament Squared: Brexit

Parliament Squared: Brexit

Where were you around 4am on Friday 23 June 2016?   I was struggling to find my mobile. My son was calling from his trading desk in New York. “Dad what the hell is going on? ” You can guess the rest. He had just seen on his screens that...

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Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

The hot topics have continued to be the London Mayoral election, the EU referendum, David Cameron’s pending reshuffle of his Cabinet and the US Presidential elections. Of the four, only London has been resolved with Sadiq Khan easing out Zac Goldsmith in what was an increasingly bitter and below the...

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