Trump protests: The personal, the political and the possible

This blog post first appeared on Slugger O'Toole on 20th July, 2018. For the record, I didn’t travel to London to protest at Trump’s visit to the UK. But when large scale protests are taking place literally within chanting distance of your hotel room, then I wasn’t going to miss the chance to join in. …

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Floods occur drop by drop.

One article that stood out for me, in the plethora of publications last week was Steven McCaffrey’s “Unionist leaders risk steering Northern Ireland into uncharted waters.” You can read the article here. He charts how RHI faded, and an Irish Language Act came to the fore. He covers Gregory Campbell’s “curry my yoghurt”, and the …

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Thriving at Work: some initial thoughts.

On Thursday last (26th October 2017), the Stevenson/Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employers was published, and can be viewed here. This was in response to a commission from Theresa May back in January and was authored by Paul Farmer (‘Mind’ Chief executive) and Dennis Stevenson (mental health campaigner and a former HBOS chair). It’s …

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