Sharing ideas and experiences drawn from 30 years as a Public Service Leader . Firm believer in the value of Public Service and the importance of vision , strategy , communication and engagement in making a positive difference to people's lives .Hopefully helping make sense of what often seems a complicated world .
Cummings is renowned , largely through his own efforts, for devising a clear strategy supported by messaging with cut through . It is reported that in the early stages of working up the Vote Leave campaign Cummings encountered difficulties in setting out a definition of Brexit which would attract general agreement. No Definition Of Brexit […]More
Peace isn’t a commodity to be traded , subject to customs duties , time limits or a unilateral exit . This is a fundamental truth about the Belfast Agreement with which Brexiteers choose not to engage . The result is our current logjam and the accompanying question of how do we break out of the […]More
Day 4 of the Negotiation Sham . The face to face meetings were always going to be a problem for Dom Cummings’s Blame the Intransigent EU – while remaining entirely intransigent -Strategy . It’s much easier to maintain it’s all the intransigent EU’s fault from the distance of No 10. However it’s less easy to argue […]More
Day 3 of Sham Negotiations and the Johnson/Cummings game plan is evident. Pile the pressure on to Ireland , and pick it off with a common rule book for U.K./Ireland for as long as needed – with derogation for Ireland from EU for it to remain in Single Market .The message to Leo Varadker is […]More
Any notion that Johnson had a serious plan for negotiation with the EU went out of window with the publication of his letter to Donald Tusk , President of the EU Council. It turns out his trips to see Merkel and Macron this week are no more than a European Mini Break : simply a […]More
It’s not just Brexiteers who feel trapped in a Hotel California state of never leaving . They have trapped the rest of us with them in this long anguished nightmare . Their inability to agree with the Withdrawal Agreement or indeed to agree what constitutes an acceptable Brexit has created stasis for all of us […]More
The Prime Minister thinks the negativity about a No Deal Brexit has been wildly overdone . Read the Civil Service Advice – which the Government has refused to publish – and decide whether he is right . Operation Yellowhammer contains likely , basic , reasonable assumptions . It is not the worst case . In […]More