Tag : George Baines

May’s outstretched hand to Africa – cynical fears of China or real change in trade policy?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Our prime minister, Theresa May, recently returned from her tour d’Afrique. On her whistle-stop tour, Mrs. May intentionally overshot Europe and landed with her business posse in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria for three days to highlight a desperate mix of pre-post-Brexit blues and a seemingly cynically charged future partnership … Read More

The Emoji React, The Post-Modern and Journalism

8 months ago / 0 comments

You are engaging in conversation against a backdrop of a constantly shifting societal landscape. Epithetical headlines zoom before your eyes; you grimace, smile, weep, frown in frustration or laugh at the day’s cherry-picked events. You return to a superficial, faceless conversation with a friend, loved one, or acquaintance. This is … Read More

The Single Market and the UK: A Little Bit of Heaven, A Little Bit of Hell

10 months ago / 0 comments

At the 11th hour of Brexit talks between Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday 4th December, a veto mightier than the likes of what Johnson, Gove or Rees-Mogg could ever have dreamt of wielding was cast by ten Northern Irish MPs. The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene ... Read More

Nothing’s Sweet About The BAE And Uber Job Losses. But Is There A Silver Lining?

11 months ago / 0 comments

This month we have been forewarned of two major waves of redundancies being carried out in the coming months. Two major employers, BAE Systems and Uber (which doesn't deserve the umlaut), succumbed to external factors before the imminent redundancies were revealed; competition and regulation, respectively. However, these abstract triggers will ... Read More

America First At The United Nations

1 year ago / 0 comments

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 The stage for this year’s UN General Assembly was still being set up as late as two and a ... Read More