Author Archives: Patrick Graham

A lesson for the top management from Mr Successful

“Our workers provide 1.5 million suggestions a year, and 95 percent of them are put to practical use. There is an almost tangible concern for improvement in the air at Toyota.” Let’s try that with our statutory services… “Our workers … Continue reading

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Halifux: the bank of Kafka

The alarm rings rudely, loudly – no, hang on… that’s the phone, I pick up… “This is the automated online payments checking system from Halifax, if you have…” I put the phone down, wide awake now. I look at the clock … Continue reading

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You are intelligent and can see past adverts? Really?

Women – and men, Do you use shampoo? do you think it helps prevent your hair from becoming more weak, limp, lifeless, dull and straw-like, as apparently 2983 women asked by L’oreal do? (Cheryl Cole is wrong, paid to lie, and … Continue reading

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Rape is a sexist joke in law.

(image from Standard.co.uk) I’ve campaigned for years, but responses illustrate that everyone seems to be bogged down in the emotional detail.  (Link has raw image) The law of rape is wrong but, just maybe, the recent Twitter furore which included much on … Continue reading

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Saatchi versus Saatchi

Charles Saatchi has been busy. Trying to work out how he might come off best following the caught-on-camera instance of him shaking his wife warmly by the throat. Hence his PR brain, and possibly his lawyer, cast in his own … Continue reading

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Those holding the debt are holding us down

The world is in debt, the UK is in debt… and George Osborne’s answer to the UK debt problem is to help fund those who created it and support the people who own it. But, just buying into the current … Continue reading

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Farewell to Bachmann Palin Overdrive

With the news that Michele Bachmann (notice how close that name is to Michele Obama? – with the first name and the B and the M?  scary!) is retiring from trying to be president, and from the crazy-congress-gravy-train, it is … Continue reading

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Cruise control & middle lane minds

Since travelling longer distances on motorways more frequently and having cruise control on the car, I have noticed an aspect of people’s driving that is Quite Interesting. When on a not too busy 3 lane motorway, where there is just … Continue reading

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Dances with Elephant

Inspired by reading the story of the man who was swallowed by a hippo, I give you an extract of my memoir – The soft news programme “Cefn gwlad” (Fresh Air) for S4C, regularly employed my limited skills as a sound recordist, … Continue reading

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Conspiracies and the eternal loop of delusion

It is very easy to mock, (and we should), people like Glenn Beck, who propose ever more paranoid conspiracy theories It is not too hard to get intrigued, and then stop and think, “Woah, how come no large institution is … Continue reading

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