Theresa May’s robust rhetoric

Stephen Fry once described it as being a bit like ice dancing – you know it’s a great move but have no idea what it’s called.  It’s the same with rhetoric – it sounds good to listen to when done well but only those with a mild obsession with these things actually know what each […]

Do the English really mean what they say?

Holiday season will soon be upon us and yet again thousands of Brits will find themselves trying to remember smatterings of school language lessons in order to converse with the locals. Many will return home vowing to take up a foreign language, but those vows are likely to disappear once the memory of the holiday […]

Standing up for democracy

There is no doubt that Boris Johnson is a man in continual search of an even bigger platform and last night at Wembley was certainly that. A stage more used to the likes of Black Sabbath and Beyonce witnessed the rather grandly self-styled BBC ‘Great Debate’. Regardless of personal politics, regardless of ‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’, regardless of opinion […]

How politicians perform in the EU Referendum

EU Referendum: Too Many Answers? In or out? That is the question of the day as the referendum on Europe approaches. Gauging the response of the general public one could argue that both sides are suffering from having too many answers at the moment. Too many answers do not help to build a confident case, […]

As TV presenters prepare for Euro 2016 …

It’s that time again. For the next month or so, football fans across Europe will be glued to their television sets as they follow their national team’s progress through the Euro Championships taking place in France. Along with the ebbs and flows and highs and lows that come with watching your home team slug it […]

Storytelling in Business

Storytelling has no place in business. How often have we heard that at the de Burgh Group? Business we have been told, is about facts and figures, bottom lines, strategic staircases, aims, goals and business solutions… When was the last time you sat through a monotone delivered presentation crammed with this sort of jargon accompanied […]