Thomas takes Yellow (Tour de France, day 1)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) claimed the honours and the Maillot jaune on the opening day of the Tour De France, under the grey sky’s of Düsseldorf. The opening stage, a 14km individual Time Trial hugging the path of the River Rhine within the heart of Düsseldorf appeared to be the ideal stage for a Tony Martin victory; […]

A call to like minded bloggers

How the power of collaboration could lead to great benefits for all Sometimes the life of a blogger can feel very lonely indeed. Hours spent behind a laptop screen, punching out our thoughts, placing our soul on screen for the world to see, only to find little in the way of positive feedback. With so…

An i-Con turns 10

10 years ago today, many would have been going to sleep full of the excitement of Christmas, for they knew when they woke they would be able to get there hands on the very first i-Phone. Announced to much fanfare by the late Steve Jobs in January of that year, the 29th June 2007 was…

Public Sector Pay Cap… remains (we think!)

Confusion in Whitehall as the Government appears to quickly renege on earlier suggestion it would lift the Public Sector Pay Cap. Having to change course on a previously stated policy is an embarrassment all Government’s want to avoid, but today saw what appears to be a unique first as the Government appeared to u-turn on a…

Radio Gaga

MP’s on the radio become a big feature this week, but the two examples in question have very different reasons… DJ Mili-Band An unverifiable treat was bestowed on BBC Radio 2 listeners this week as Labour MP and former leader of the party Ed Miliband stepped in for Jeremy Vine. Highlights of his 4 shows…

Queen for a day

Today’s State Opening of  Parliament led by Her Majesty The Queen represented Theresa May’s first Queen Speech as Prime Minister, one that could quite possibly be her last. 8 weeks can be a long time in politics. If you can cast your mind back that far for so much has happened, this was a time…

648 days and counting…

That is the number of days between now and the end of the 2 year Article 50 notice period, at which point the United Kingdom would cease to be a member of the European Union. Whether you greet that number with joy, sorrow, or frustration that “we haven’t got on with it yet” after almost…