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  • November 29th is G Day

    George Osborne has just 40 days and 40 nights to pull off a miracle in his autumn statement. Politicians and business figures believe November 29 is the day on which the government’s success or failure hangs. It is the moment when the Chancellor must deliver a package of measures designed to kick Britain’s economy into […]

    Notes from a fervent Welsh Rugby Fan

    Pass the sick bag! No it’s not the flu jab I had at lunchtime. My nerves are kicking in…. We are now less than 24 hours away from the second biggest match in Welsh rugby history. We have triple crowns and grand slams aplenty. But this is different. This is the Rugby World Cup. Being […]

    New Faces

    ED Miliband has attempted to pile the pressure on David Cameron with a radical shakeup of his top team. The Labour leader has promoted women and smart performers from his new intake to try and draw a distinction with the PM’s Cabinet. His aim is to make the PM feel uncomfortable with the quantity and […]

    Introducing the digital edition of the Portland Quarterly

    Part of my summer reading this year was Erik Qualman’s excellent book “Socialnomics” http://www.socialnomics.net/ which examines how social media is transforming the way we live and do business. As Erik puts it “We don’t have a choice whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it.” Although many brands have worked out how […]

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