The Geopolitics Of Brexit – What outcome should we aim for?

I want a Europe that enables the power and influence of Britain in the world. For, in achieving this, our government then has in its hands the tools to maximise the welfare and well-being of the people in Britain. This requires change. At all times and in all places the willingness of a nation-state to embrace change is an absolute precondition of its future success. Allowing divergence is not something the post-Maastricht EU is known for, and this has retarded our capacity for change.

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If we seek we maximise the power and influence of Britain in the world, then we need to change and we likewise need Europe to change too.

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The Wrong End Of The Telescope – Is HSA still AMD’s future?

If so, how does this work with AMD’s upcoming high-end Summit Ridge CPU’s? It is widely accepted that HSA does not deliver on its promise (at least under current architecture) if there is not a tight coupling of the CPU and GPU with a shared memory allocation, and also affected by latency problems with PCIe. Hence, i can buy a £300 laptop which supports HSA, but I cannot build a PC that leverages the power of my £600 graphics card and £300 CPU. Either they sort out this limitation of shared memory pool and latency over PCIe, they stick shaders on Summit Ridge, or, HSA has no part to play in their high-end offerings.

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At least that is what I used to think, but perhaps I have been looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

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Culture Wars -If you need to start one, your losing!

The conflict between traditionalist or conservative values and progressive or liberal values. If that makes you picture a Manichean conflict between Shoreditch and the Duchy or Cornwall you’re missing the point. It’s simply a question of the pace of change, and whether the pace is evolutionary or revolutionary in character. But that’s by the by, the interesting part of who starts it and what that says about the nation in question.

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Society is aware of where it’s heading, and those losing do the fighting.

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The Corbyn Supremacy – Labours most expensive clause-4 moment yet

The Guardian’s exclusive from John McDonnell in advance of the Labour conference:

McDonnell will announce that Labour MPs will be expected later this autumn to vote for the chancellor’s fiscal charter unveiled in the budget in July. It commits the government to delivering an overall surplus by 2019-20 and to running an overall budget surplus in “normal times”. The shadow chancellor said: “We will support the charter. We will support the charter on the basis we are going to want to balance the book, we do want to live within our means and we will tackle the deficit.” But McDonnell makes clear that he takes a radically different approach to the austerity measures of the Tories

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Is he going to rearrange the spending deck-chairs, or is he going to be asking (all of) us for a lot more money?

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General Election 15 – What have we learned?

Some thoughts:

1. Labour and Lib-Dems won’t find it so funny any more when Alex Salmond makes the joke about panda bears and Tory MP’s. He only needs two more pandas in Edinburgh Zoo…

2. So, First Past the Post is a broken system that can no longer deliver its primary stated benefit of majority governments, eh?

3. 120 UKIP second places will come to be recognised as why Labour couldn’t win regardless of the Scotland catastrophe. They want someone they can recognise as a ‘their’ people.

4. Opinion Polls = 285 / Exit polls = 316 / Final results = 331 with 37% of the vote. So, yeah, the ‘shy Tory’ is still very much a thing!

5. Sturgeon’s enthusiasm was remarkable in telling the English how she much she wanted “progressive change” for them, and would work with Labour to [make] it happen. Lol.

6. A Tory gov’t taking a majority after five years of austerity must make us look positively alien in the capitals of europe; a loose cannon rolling across EUrope’s deck in high seas as 2017 approaches.

What is the purpose of the Labour party now all the money has gone? Who will take the opportunity and fill the void…

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