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Many of us over 60 are counted out when part-time jobs come up despite our collective wisdom and abilities.

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Social Networking 05/06 3-9 April 2017 Monday: Board meeting @ Code Investing Tuesday: Joe Sanchez & Mary Danby @ CSC  Michael Rowberry @ Army & Navy  Wednesday  MA Students @ King's College  Thursday Karen Brown @ BookTrust Zeynep and George Dibb @ Policy Connect Richard Cadman @ Thomas Cubitt Rupert Gray @ A Wong Friday Vick Luck @ Thomas Cubitt Saturday & Sunday  Supper @ Lorne Lunch @ Chelsea Physic    
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Sir Gerald Kaufman   Gerald enjoyed America especially the chance to riffle through stalls at a flee market looking to add to his extraordinary collection of film posters from the Forties and Fifties. On Select Committee visits he would naughtily fix hotel accommodation thirty or so miles away from our first breakfast meeting so as to sleep in a room or walk up a staircase which had featured in one such film. In the right mood he would also sing songs from the same. He was a loner but...
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I had the following Letter in The Times about Head Injuries in Rugby Union published on 16th March 2017: Sir The Head Injury Assessment introduced by the Six Nations for players injured in a game is missing one important piece of information. The Assessment has no baseline. If a rugby player is not tested out of season using a brain scanner then when he or she is injured the doctor at pitch side has no reference point.  Until is there a baseline is players who have had an injury to...
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The Evening Standard published a piece in which I was quoted about bringing the Commonwealth Games to a London South bid centred at Crystal Palace in 2022 on 15.03.17.    
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Social Networking 05/04 20-26 March 2017 Monday BA from Dublin to LHR Tuesday  JoJo Rosso @ The Goods Shed, Canterbury Pimlico Neighbourhood Group @ St George's  Wednesday Parliament Attacked Development Board @ BookTrust Thursday Jon Idle @ CSC Conference Call @ BRAIN Andrew Bibby @ Pimlico Friday MA Essay  Saturday & Sunday MA Essay 
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Trump Trumps Himself by Derek Wyatt Published in KCWToday April 2017 If you run China, India, Japan, Brazil, Iran or Germany - even Britain - you must look across the pond to what is happening in Washington, DC and allow yourself a little chuckle. Four months into his Presidency and Trump is sinking. It started with all those rash promises he made during the election. A new wall between Mexico and USA; the end to immigration from some Middle East states but not all (not where Trump...
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Social Networking 05/05 27 March-2 April 2017 Monday Essay for MA Tuesday  Work day  Wednesday  Work day Thursday  MA Part Time Open Sources @ King's College Friday  Dallas Pounds @ Royal Trinity Hospice Sarah Gray @ RTH Conference Call @ Brain Trauma Charity  Malcolm Taylor @ Thomas Cubitt Saturday & Sunday Walking in Battersea Park  Lunch @ Chelsea Arts Club
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ICO fines eleven more charities The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined eleven charities that breached the Data Protection Act by misusing donors’ personal data. ICO investigations found many of the charities secretly screened millions of donors so they could target them for additional funds. Some charities traced and targeted new or lapsed donors by piecing together personal information obtained from other sources. And some traded personal details with other charities...
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I sent the following Letter to the FT last week following Gordon Brown's disappointing article on the Uk Constitution:   Gordon Brown article page 11 Dear Sir The current UK constitutional model, if model there is, is clearly broken. (GB article today). And we are moving piecemeal into elected mayors without a restructure of local government. A Martian might think this unusual when viewed from afar. Closer to home, Brexit will be very difficult for those who live in Northern...
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