Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sympathies and Kudos

Sympathies to the people involved in the car crash near Sandringham yesterday.

Kudos to the Duke of Edinburgh for managing to knock Brexit off the headlines!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Dangers of Referendums

Many people are pinning their hopes of "deliverance" (for want of a better word) from Brexit on the possibility of a second referendum. They should not get their hopes up, in the unlikely event there is a second referendum, they should bear in mind:

1 Referendums are divisive, as the last one has amply demonstrated. To hold a second one will not heal divisions, but will worsen them.

2 Brexit is not a simple binary choice, yet the referendum will be.

3 The result may not be what you wish for, then what?

4 There has already been a referendum on this subject. Do you just keep holding them until you get a result that you want?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Negotiation Tactics

When negotiating, in order to avoid blinking first, peel your eyelids off before entering the negotiations.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Advice To May

Burning all your bridges is fine. 

However, burning the country's bridges isn't fine.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018

Facts vs Reality

Never let facts get in the way of your version of reality!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Pre Christmas Drinking Season Is Upon Us!

Closely followed by the Christmas, and post Christmas drinking seasons....

Friday, December 14, 2018

Leaders' Personalities

Organisations, countries and political parties tend to fall apart when the leader:

- dithers
- procrastinates
- is indecisive
- does not communicate with his/her colleagues
- does not tell others clearly what he/she wants
- backtracks

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Meanwhile, In Baghdad