Theresa May: You have been weighed, and you have been measured…

There is a theory in business called the Peter Principle, that suggests that people rise to "their level of incompetence." This roughly means that being good at one job doesn’t mean you’ll be as good at the job on the next rung up the ladder. As people get promoted they become less-effective at their job,... Continue Reading →

A nightmare on Downing Street

A long and dusty road stretches off into the distance of a barren and parched landscape, a dirty barefoot girl in bloodied rags is staggering across the scrubland frantically waving and shouting at an approaching vehicle. The car skids to a halt a hundred meters down the road and as the girl clambers onto the tarmac the... Continue Reading →

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

It doesn’t matter whether the recent allegations about the British Prime Minister are true or false, the damage has been done. And though what he is accused of doing is technically not illegal, (owning pictures of it might be), he will be remembered for this accusation for evermore, which is a bit of a shame... Continue Reading →

Bread and Circuses

There is a Latin phrase – ‘panem et circenses’ that has been washing around my brain for a few years now. It translates as “Bread and Circuses” and was first penned by the poet and satirist Juvenal in about AD100. Basically the bread and circus reference is a criticism of the hoi polloi - the... Continue Reading →

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