- The Social “Downfall” of Tom Harris MP
So this week MP Tom Harris was the master of his own downfall, using the YouTube video clip of the Hitler film Downfall to take a pop at Joan MacAlpine and the SNP. It backfired spectacularly when the fallout forced the Labour Party’s social media advisor to resign from the role. Harris fell foul of [...]
- Employment law is an ass
IT’S been a bleak year on the job front: redundancy announcements every other day, doubts hanging over those big businesses who haven’t yet sharpened their pencils and wielded the axe, and surprise surprise, the doom and gloom merchants are already predicting a second successive year of decline in the semiconductor industry. Truly depressing. But what [...]
- Calling all cunning linguists
THERE’S a real need for cunning linguists in business right now. Linguists, obviously for their ability to converse fluently in French, German, Italian, Spanish, American, even English (a long forgotten language in my view). And cunning because they need to convince potential employees that their language ability is really all that is necessary to enable [...]
- Recession – a self-fulfilling prophecy?
From 10 years ago today …. THE thought of war absolutely terrifies me. I’m sure it does you too. And I was truly horrified to read that 71% of Scots actually felt a war against Osama bin Laden and those who harbour him was justified. Are we such a bloodthirsty nation that we are prepared [...]