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Maybe Scotland would do well to resist the European commission's divide and conquer strategy

22 May 2015 by Pelle Neroth

I remember Jacques Delors, then boss of the European commission, nemesis of Margaret Thatcher, predicting the end of the UK.

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View from India

Crystal thoughts; improve water management

21 May 2015 by Kavitha Srinivasa

I saw a public tap running; it was left unattended till someone arrived to do the needful. I heaved a sigh of relief. I was in a traffic jam and even as the traffic congestion began to ease, the sight of water trickling away left me uncomfortable. I think you understand my discomfort. I mean water is an important natural resource. On the one side, water is linked to economic development and life, on the other side we seem to misuse water and even waste it.

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Electronic connections

Harvesting entrepreneurs from around the world

20 May 2015 by Chris Edwards

In a stage interview at the Next Billion conference in London yesterday, (19 May) founding partner of venture capitalist (VC) firm Index Parters made the bold claim: "My most radical thesis is that entrepreneurs will save the world."

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View from Washington

General Election 2015: The pollsters' turn to go back to basics

13 May 2015 by Paul Dempsey

There is a saying in politics, 'Elections are not won, they are lost.' This view might help explain why another of today's vaunted e-politics technologies, opinion polls, just got the UK general election result so badly wrong.

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The Philosophical Engineer

To do or not to do - that's the real question

25 Apr 2015 by Francis Goode

"Whadda we gonna do, Jim?"

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After All

Always on time

20 Apr 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev

I was both amused and enraged to read in several UK's national newspapers earlier this year about an unfortunate 7. 29 daily train "service" from Brighton to London which failed to arrive on time (8.25) EVERY SINGLE DAY in 2014. Not that trains chronically late trains were a huge novelty to me - a signal-problems-and-engineering-works-weary commuter. But to have your morning "service" late every single day of the year - that's the Guinness Book of Records material, no less...

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