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Impermanent Secretary

The Labour Party have decided that the biggest barrier to the successful delivery of their political agenda are the Permanent Secretaries who run government departments. This is sometimes known as the “Grand Vizier” theory of organisational inertia. I worked for many different Perm Secs in my time and they were as mixed a bag as […]

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The Joy of Uselessness

I have a confession. I am useless at Destiny 2. For those who have never played it, Destiny 2 is a game where you run around the solar system fighting aliens, finding new weapons and armour, and falling off of the scenery. The first two are core to the game, the third is my own […]

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Primum non nocere at the end of the world

Climate change is the largest, most complex problem we as a species face. So we are addressing it in the classic human manner through a mixture of displacement activities, making things worse and hiding our heads in the sand. The sand left by the melted glaciers and vanished ice caps. This is understandable. The problem […]