Inlumino Global

Boris and the Path of Light

A well-known journalist talking about Boris Johnson and his work more generally recently explained how in order to write his column well he needed to be angry: he fuelled his fury by throwing cups at the wall and papers on the floor, shouting, swearing, until he was filled with the energy he needed to translate his feelings into writing.  His articles, unsurprisingly, are negative – critical of people, of policy and of actions.  They are read by many people who will hear the invective behind, and will believe the words they read from someone they respect.  They may repeat them too, spreading the bile further into their own community.

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Pork Barrel Politics

Politics is about achieving and then using power wisely and to best effect to help society and the people. Distortion of this principle brings instability and even civil unrest particularly if it follows a long tradition of relative political integrity.

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Brexit Seasons

Seasons are cycles, and like cycles they apply constantly in all situations.

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A March New Moon of Power

It is no coincidence that March’s new moon tomorrow comes just after the Westminster terror attack in the UK and the healthcare debacle in America, and just before the triggering of Brexit. This moon is all about the use and misuse of  power.

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The Pernicious Power of Fear

World events, currently, are not dull. There is much to take our attention as political, social, cultural and military upheaval confirm the imminence of major change that, one way or another, will affect us all. No-one knows what will happen, but it is clear that fear is being used as a weapon to try to control events and achieve a certain outcome.

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Kennedy and Blatter, United at the June Full Moon

This week has been remarkable for memorable events, most notably the scandal enveloping Fifa and which has seen the promised resignation of Sepp Blatter, and also, at the same time, the unexpected death of Charles Kennedy.

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Covering up Child Abuse

Rumours about child abuse, and more, involving senior politicians in Westminster were rife even when I worked in the City of London as the interface between Parliament and the banking world. It was startling to be told by insiders, almost casually, who was doing what and how, and for it to be accepted as a veiled part of parliamentary life.

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