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I am a NED @ Crowdbnk and a Strategic Advisor to StartUpCapitalVenture 2 in San Francisco; I am also on the CITI Advisory Board @ Columbia University, NY.

I chair Trinity Hospice, Clapham, NISE NHS IP hub & Major Stanley's Trust at OURFC

 

 

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Mansion Tax, the NHS, Universities & MPs salaries   There seems no end to the lack of vision of our political pygmies in Westminster as the Election approaches.   The mansion tax proposals paper over two issues. Council tax has not been upgraded since 1992. Upgrading it just by adding six to eight new layers at the top end is all that is required. But, this is not helpful to Labour.   Any upgrading would mean the new funds would go to the battered local councils and not to...
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Travels & Travails in Barbados, Trinidad & St Lucia  It's been 20 odd years since my first family holiday in the West Indies. Then we spent Christmas in Barbados on the south coast in an old smuggling inn. It had its own beach which disappeared at high tide. The cellar was used for the annual pantomime. We loved it. Barbados has been as we now say the “Go-To” destination in the West Indies attracting a bevy of A and B celebrities on the beautiful west coast. The Sandy...
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Social Networking 3/02 16-22 February 2015 Monday Denis MacShane & Tom Levitt @ Uno Tina Hallett, PwC @ Cork & Bottle Mike Foster @ Thomas Cubitt Tuesday Francis Edmonds @ RAC James Hibbert @ Waterloo Bar & Kitchen Bump Nick Weaver Mackintosh Exhibition @ RIBA Bump Gill Webber Supper @ Como Lario Wednesday Alexander Hoare @ Hoare Bank Thursday Crowdbnk board @ Old Street Bump Ian Pearson Ayan Mitra Friday Dallas Pounds @ Trinity Anna Macleod @ Trinity Saturday &...
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01Social Networking 3/01 9-15 February 2015 Monday Phil & Frances Edmonds @ Thomas Cubitt Tuesday Matthew Pruen @ Pimlico Tarek Ebady @ Portcullis House Bump Glenda Jackson MP Stephen Timms MP Frank Field MP Jeremy Browne MP Baroness Estelle Morris Damian Green MP John Healey MP Daisy Wyatt @ Pimlico Wednesday Margaret Utting @ Merchant of Venice, Almeida Theatre Thursday Alex Mahon @ Soho House Gill Webber @ RIBA David & Caroline Hooper @ Behind the Beautiful Forevers,...
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BBC News Ebola crisis: Government response 'far too slow' The initial international response to the Ebola outbreak was criticised as "totally inadequate"  The government's response to the Ebola outbreak was "far too slow" and may have contributed to the loss of lives, a committee of MPs has said. The Public Accounts Committee said the government did not release funds quickly enough to deal with the crisis. It also said the decision to suspend flights to areas affected by the disease...
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