Archives: politics

I Love Bad Data

July 13, 2017 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: philosophy, politics, random.

As a digital marketer and copywriter, I love bad data… NOT. When I have to look at web traffic, organic visits, pay per click, social media… I look at the data. When I write a report… I look at and present the data. Writing a blog post or news article? You have to look at • Read More »

And Now the Small Business Signatories

April 27, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

With less than two weeks to go until the election we now have a letter from 5,000 small businesses pledging their allegiance to one party and it’s the blue party again. Furthermore, that letter is once again published in The Telegraph where, this morning, the newspaper’s website calls it a “boost for David Cameron”…

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These 100 Big Business Signatories

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

Having been out of the professional business and journalism loop for the last year, the item in the news today that caught my ear was that The Conservatives wheeled out their 100 business leaders as signatories backing another parliament of blue bosses. It seems that, in retaliation, The Labour Party said that “zero hours contracts” • Read More »

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Clone Wars: Farnborough

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, news, politics.

On the 25th January 2012 I attended a meeting of North Camp residents, even though I live in the Fox Lane area of Farnborough (some might argue that it’s Cove, almost Hawley) The most important aspect of that meeting, hosted by Andrew Lloyd, the Chief Executive of Rushmoor Borough Council, was that he said he • Read More »

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George Osborne Flogs Northern Rock to Virgin

November 17, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

I just read this story on the BBC – Northern Rock sold to Virgin Money If you watch the BBC’s clip and listen to George Osborne,  he says: …I think this is going to be a good thing for British Consumers… Possibly. Then he goes on to mention: …It’s also good for British taxpayers, we’re getting • Read More »

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Jan Moir, Nick Griffin, Twitter and the Mob

October 23, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: Internet, politics, social media.

Ever since Jan Moir wrote her piece in last week’s Daily Mail column questioning and commenting on everything surrounding Steven Gately’s untimely death her name has seemed to be a permanent fixture in the trending topics on twitter.

Sure, it was a pretty rude article, but it was in the Daily Mail so what do you expect?

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Healthcare in America

August 20, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Internet, politics.

I have to say that I am quite appalled at the amount of venom that’s been pouring out of  the United States recently over the proposals of Barack Obama to reform the healthcare system. There are a number of points that I find pretty unsavoury: That there is any objection to improving America’s healthcare system • Read More »

Chancellor Needs Accountant?

May 26, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: economics, politics.

Has anyone else spotted the irony in the fact that the man in charge of the country’s finances had to hire an accountant? Yes, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the man who is in responsible for this country’s economic & financial matters hired an accountant to help him with his own tax return. • Read More »

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The Right Dishonourable…

May 14, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 7 Comments | Filed in: politics.

This whole debacle on MPs’ expenses has been fascinating. The other night the actor & comedian Stephen Fry branded the whole episode as a Tedious bourgeois obsession with whether or not they’ve charged for their wisteria. It’s not that important, it really isn’t, it isn’t what we’re fighting for, it isn’t what voting is about • Read More »

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The Price of Failure

February 27, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

What would happen to you if you were to perform abysmally at work? What if the effects of your lack of oversight, ill judgement or poor management had cost your company dearly? Let’s say your company recorded a loss in the last financial year of £24.1 billion, the biggest loss in UK corporate history, you’d • Read More »

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