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Heed Churchill’s words to the nation: Stand firm and carry on

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  These words, often attributed to Britain’s then wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, are emblematic of his call to never, never, never give up. Today, the world is living through...

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Human ingenuity and working together will pull us through the coronavirus crisis

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here Last week, Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave his economic view of the possible consequences of coronavirus: he expects it to cause “disruption” and not “destruction”. In saying this, he follows the measured words...

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The new Downing Street team can’t afford to ignore business

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here Political wisdom has it that the first hundred days of any new government is its most vital opportunity to set its agenda. Not so with this government. Having just racked up its first 50 days,...

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Founders need the stamina to run a marathon, not a sprint

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here Who’d have thought it? Turns out that marathons are good for you. New research last week revealed that one of the best ways to reduce your cardiovascular age is to get your jogging shoes on...

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This is a political renaissance — but can British business adapt?

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.” As history buffs will know, the Battle of Bosworth Field didn’t work out well for Richard III, and with it the last of the titanic struggles...

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Farewell to a decade of seismic change and existential anxiety

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here You’d be forgiven for not having a moment to notice, but this is a decade that is fast running out of time. The 2010s began with the unease of the consequences of the financial crash....

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Business cannot afford to sleep through this election

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here  Things can only get better — 1997, and not only a song for D:ream but an anthem that swept Tony Blair’s New Labour from obscurity to office. His hand-written message to the nation was “do...

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Recover that Olympic spirit to give London back its mojo

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “Inspire a generation.” That was the slogan for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a memory of a moment when the capital and the country felt confident about the future. Cast your mind back and...

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Only an election can sail the ship of state through the Brexit storms

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but did you bring in the ship?” So wrote the twentieth-century writer of sea stories, William McFee. While the quote has some of the barnacles of...