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The answer from where extra flood defence money should come is obvious

Defence begins at home

29 December 2015 · 1 Comment

Government minister uses 30 year-old cliché; offended charities go ballistic

The Third Sector’s up in arms today after the new Minister for Civil Society, Brooks Newmark, said that he thought charities should ‘stick to their knitting’. The response isn’t that … Continue reading

4 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Tony Pulis has left Selhurst Park. Let Palace be Palace

It’s been a relatively boring close season at Crystal Palace FC. A couple of signings. Some renovation at Selhurst Park. But less than forty-eight hours before the season kicks off, … Continue reading

15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Late night pile up: a tragic story of business, branding, succession planning and jokes

Here in the UK we don’t really follow the US late-night talk show hosts. Sure, we get the Tonight Show and The Daily Show on cable, and Letterman has bounced … Continue reading

1 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Why swivel gate may help Cameron rescue the Tory brand

It is said of Ed Miliband that he has a 35% strategy: reach out to the Labour heartlands and victory in 2015 will follow. There are various flaws with this … Continue reading

22 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Margaret Thatcher vs British Airways: a tale of tailfin trauma

The final instalment of our Margaret Thatcher trilogy focuses on brand. Every brand is owned by its customers. This makes life hard for brand managers, but the challenge is most … Continue reading

22 April 2013 · 1 Comment

Stop press. Some people crave attention

Last Sunday, Palace got turned over 3-0 away to Brighton in football’s biggest and most important derby. Palace shipped two easy goals before half time and played badly in the … Continue reading

23 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Who is to blame for Jacintha Saldanha’s death?

A witch-hunt is not the right reaction to the royal prank tragedy The word tragedy is overused but is surely appropriate for the death of Jacintha Saldanha. But for the … Continue reading

8 December 2012 · 5 Comments

George Entwistle is right to go

In times of crisis, an organisation’s leaders need to be all over it At this point, we don’t really know how long lasting will be the effects of the current … Continue reading

11 November 2012 · Leave a comment