Archives: politics

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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February 12, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: politics.

AKA The politicisation of Twitter. I’m not sure exactly when it started but a few weeks ago, right after the inauguration of Barack Obama, I noticed a sudden burst of followers on Twitter had the term “Conservative” and the occasional “Christian Conservative” in their bio. I noticed because I like to know who’s following me • Read More »

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Hatchet Job on a Hacker

January 24, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: appeal, politics, tech.

Personally, I think Gary McKinnon has already served his time. Hacking into US Military computers back in 2001/2002 Gary McKinnon was only looking for information on UFOs. With all the rumours and speculation, call them conspiracy theories if you will, he was merely being inquisitive and I think many people would have been tempted to • Read More »

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Episode XLIV: A New Hope

January 20, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: politics.

I’m not going to get into a round of Bush-bashing here because we all know that the “toxic Texan” is now out of office; “the end of an error” as my girlfriend’s friend put it. Nor am I going to malign all those that did actually vote him in, those that gained so much from • Read More »

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Failure of Intelligence

December 4, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: politics.

Outgoing US President George Bush has said his biggest regret is the failure of intelligence over Iraqi weapons. That has to be one of the funniest lines to come out of the BBC for weeks. OK, I’m paraphrasing the opening salvo on the quick story Bush regrets Iraqi WMD failure but it sums up my • Read More »

Obama Won, so Why the Hate?

November 9, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: politics.

I find it absolutely incredible that there is such intense negativity against President-Elect Barack Obama now that the US Presidential election is over. On the day that we commemorate the end of the first World War, the day the guns fell silent, and observe 2 minutes silence for the millions of men & women, military • Read More »

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A Good Day for America and the World

November 5, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: politics.

I woke up this morning to hear the news, first from my American girlfriend and then on the BBC News; Barack Obama is the next President of the United States. This is good news in so many ways and not just for Americans but for the world. Congratulations are due to Barack Obama on his • Read More »

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Spread the Wealth

November 4, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

I don’t know what the problem is with Barack Obama’s “spread the wealth” statements.  The Republicans are using his words in an attempt to scare middle and working America into thinking it’s THEY who are going to have their wealth redistributed, hence the unfoundered fears of “Joe” the “plumber” who earns far less than the • Read More »

Quote: John Maynard Keynes

October 27, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

The fiscal philosophies of John Maynard Keynes* seem to be making a comeback during this global financial crisis; it’s one of the reasons why Gordon Brown wants to increase borrowing in an attempt to boost the flagging economy. Rather than “no more boom and bust” as he has said on many occasions, it now appears • Read More »

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