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

I chair Trinity Hospice, Clapham, NISE NHS Innovations SE, Major Stanley's Trust at OURFC and the Great Retail Revival Foundation.

 

 

Remind me: what is NATO for? Long since passed its sell by date witness Afghanistan & Ukraine

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The Westminster Bubble and the Pricks in it by Derek Wyatt                There are two separate colliding constituencies facing the political class at Westminster.     The first constituency is obvious: the political escalator needs rebooting. Try my Anodyne Test can you name all the members of the Cabinet and if not can you just name fifteen MPs? I might have already made my point.     Too...
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Scotland Be Careful What You Wish For on 18th September by Derek Wyatt  The Scottish debate on independence has basically been one about heart.   You might have expected it to be more than that. And such a defining moment In our history should have included an independent analysis of the economic costs of severing the union not just for the Scots but all UK citizens.   How could anyone really vote without a deal having been agreed with Whitehall beforehand?...
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The Guardian's Letters Page 37 "If we had visionary political leaders we would be offering a radical solution: a more federal UK" Dear Sir Our political class is essentially only interested in protecting its own base. If we had visionary political leaders then we wouldn't still be trying to reform the House of Lords (now over a century in waiting). Instead we would be offering a radical solution: a more federal UK. There should be four equal national parliaments...
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Social Networking 2/27-2/30 21st July to 24th August 2014 I went in for day surgery in late July and was reassured it was a simple procedure. I went back in last Wednesday for a second operation to make good the first! As a consequence, I have had to take things easy for a month, which is not something I am very good at. But it does look as though the second intervention has done the trick! Full service resumes next Tuesday...... 
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Submitted 8th July 2014 for publication a week later in Chelsea & Kensington Today Parliament Squared by Derek Wyatt The Conference Season is Dead   As Parliament limps to a  close for its shortened recess (MPs return for barely two weeks in early September before the Conference season causes a major rush to the seaside) the media is readying itself for the longest run in for the next General Election which is now set for 7th May, 2015. Unusually for the British...
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