British journalists react to the crisis in Gaza

I see that my trade union, the National Union of Journalists, is supporting the TUC call to attend the demonstration planned for this Saturday outside the Israeli embassy in London. Some years ago, following an Israeli military action off the Gaza coast, a demonstration was held at the Israeli embassy in London. There I witnessed […]

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The Greenwich Foot Tunnel – a celebration of its opening and recent refurbishment

Press release from the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels (Fogwoft) August 2014 sees the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. To mark this special occasion, and perhaps more significantly the near completion of the tunnel refurbishment, the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels have arranged a celebration accompanied […]

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A 50th birthday drink invitation

Friends, fiends, countrymen and furriners, Apologies in advance for the London-centric and cross-posted nature of this mass missive. Tuesday 15 July 2014 will be my 50th birthday, and to celebrate my first half century on this beautiful but benighted planet, I would like to gather some esteemed acquaintances in London for an evening drink or […]

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London air pollution – sophistry in service of a good cause

Zoe Williams, or at least her subeditor, describes London as “the most toxic town on the planet”. The article itself is sophistry in service of a good cause. Whilst writing now in a personal capacity, I should declare that I am part of the No to Silvertown Tunnel campaign: a community group opposed to plans […]

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Narcissus in management selection

Oslo-based organisational psychologist Christian Enger Gimsø has as part of his PhD studies been looking at the tendency for those with narcissistic personality disorders to do well in applications for management level jobs. Such people often excel in interviews, and have an easier time than others proving themselves as dynamic and self-confident. Narcissists may have […]

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