Archives: politics

The Absurdity of “Get Brexit Done”

December 17, 2019 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

Get Brexit Done - Union flag with BREXIT text

So, the results came in on Friday 13th December – The British people want to “ get Brexit done”. Of course, they also didn’t like Jeremy Corbin, a radical Labour MP who was subjected to numerous character assassination attempts but who didn’t defend himself against them anywhere near strongly enough. They also had no love • Read More »

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I Love Bad Data

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

I love bad data

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 »


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 »


July 17, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, design, finance, philosophy, politics.

There have been a lot of stories out of this difficult economic period labelled “Recession, what recession?” Whilst I’ve certainly seen no drop in workload, to the contrary there has been a large increase in demand for small business website design, SEO and marketing work, I wouldn’t climb onboard the “I’m alright, Jack” bandwagon; to • Read More »

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