“Trump ‘told Theresa May she could be the new Churchill’ after watching Darkest Hour”

Jan 27, 2018 | In the news

I don’t think Theresa should model herself on Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’, the new movie which Mr Trump found so inspiring. It was Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister in ‘Love Actually’ (a performance sadly overlooked by the Oscars) who stood up to the US President: ‘We may be a small country, but we’re a great one, the country of Shakespeare, The Beatles, Harry Potter…’ Let’s face it, there are more than a few precedents for TV and movie stars becoming world leaders. Go for it, Hugh.

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Ireland’s Budget Surplus

Ireland’s Budget Surplus

Remember George Osborne? His plan was to cut his way to a ‘budget surplus’, where the government has more money coming in than goes out, by 2015. He dropped that particular plan in 2016, so before Brexit could be blamed for our later and current woes.

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

Are workers working from home more or less productive than those catching the 7.02am to London Bridge every day? ‘Probably sitting at home in their bleedin’ jim-jams’, said someone recently of a less-than-helpful call centre employee, the assumption being that, were they surrounded by colleagues and with a manager cracking the whip, he or she would have sorted his energy bill more efficiently.