Cults (i)

“I also think it’s crucial that people are in the office for part of the time otherwise we lose that camaraderie, the bonding that you get from a team of people working on something.” Taken from this <article>. As a lawyer in private practice, I worked on multi-party, multi-jurisdictional deals, as part of extended teamsContinue reading “Cults (i)”

Obsolete things

Offices: <“… Companies now have mobile apps and e-commerce platforms for customers to order anytime, anywhere, instead of before the doors close at five o’clock at the brick-and-mortar shop of days gone by. Why can’t companies think the same way about their employees?“> <“She calls face time “a mirage, the symbolic appearance of working (goingContinue reading “Obsolete things”

A career in politics? Being an idiot helps

In the social media age of individual “truths” and consensus bubbles for the weak-minded and make-up-your-own facts to suit your mental health issues, it’s a truism to note that being an idiot who talks shite nowadays is no impediment to participating in politics. Remember Lord Frost, failed whiskey salesman and useless Brexit spoofer who ranContinue reading “A career in politics? Being an idiot helps”

The Tories want a sock-puppet bishop

In February, the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, noted that “it was unequivocally true that the Russian Orthodox Church had encouraged Putin in his campaign …[and that there was] … collusion and corruption between the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church.” Patriarch Kirill, a former KGB agent, has described Putin’s reign (and I use the wordContinue reading “The Tories want a sock-puppet bishop”