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  • MarqueeMark
    Hello, trust you are well and that your daughter's business is now thriving with some outstanding front of house help!

    I wasn't specifically hinting at the rumours of Dick being a spook. But I was told by a senior serving met officer that when de Menezes was shot, it was a decision taken at the very highest level - by Tony Blair as PM. When it went to rat-shit, Dick was the cover for Blair. And protected and advanced by the system ever since. Which makes some sense - although presumably Boris is keeping her in place because it perpetuate the idea of take one for the team and we will continue to honour that, whoever is in Government.

    Back to Devon from London, after meeting with a top animation company on a children's story I wrote as a private thing to the wife to keep her sane when trying to make Coriolanus with Ralph Fiennes 12 years back. So I am just dipping my toe in the world of kids and animation. The MD of this multi-BAFTA winning company is a woman!

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  • TimT
    Don't know if you saw this in the thread, but thought you would be interested:

    @ Leon. A reading suggestion for you. New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives.

    It's written by one of the guys on the biosecurity weekly call I participate in, Alex de Waal. As you may imagine from the title, he is critical of the world's response to this (and all other) pandemics. I am only a few pages in, but I already know I am going to like it.

    Two short quotes to give you a feel:

    'War on disease' i not a harmless metaphor. It suppresses critical think. It focuses our worries on a singular germ as our enemy, forgetting about other things - such as devastated ecologies and an inequitable society - that are no less pathogenic.

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    A new pathogen is an off-model even and models don't (by definition) predict them. In these events, it's the narrative that counts.
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  • Omnium
    I couldn't work out the quote, but it did ring a bell.
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  • Metatron
    Singapore top world ratings as the number 1 country for corporate governance.If the political classes spent more time focussing on anti-corruption measures rather than obsessions about 'democracy' and 'human rights' which are highly subjective issues the world would be much better.Opposing bribery and nepotism have universal appeal among voters who do not benefit from the bribery and nepotism
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  • Metatron
    You vote on countries coming last in the Eurovision.GB were 6/4 when i last looked!
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  • kinabalu
    So with me, more like 1990 to 2010, and many banks, main ones being Lehman, Nomura, CSFB, Deutsche. Did a stretch at RBS too, which I see you mention, and ironically left them to join Amro just prior to the Deadly Deal. Some good times in the City, some good money, but if I had my time again I'd do something different.
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    • Omnium
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      I rather miss the city. It was so much fun. Little things I'll always miss - buying and wearing a good suit!

      I'm not sure I'd do my time again much differently, but I'd sleep with more of the girls.

      (My original plan was to do maths research mind you)
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  • Aberjeffrey
    Be pretty hard to justify an early election whilst saying “it’s not the right time (for a referendum)” to Nicola. Can’t see Labour getting anywhere close in 2024 or even 2029, so why rush?
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