Friday has been like the first day of a new school. A whole new bunch of people to know, a new layout, new rules, and the optimism that the Gorse Fox always feels when faced with new challenges.
- How will he gather the data he needs?
- Who should he interview?
- What are the political ramifications?
- How will he analyse what he finds?
- How will he draw the right balance in coming to his conclusions?
- A mind map starts to form
…and so it begins.
Disappointed by last night’s football. Really though Germany would go all the way – but they didn’t deserve to win last night, so cannot really complain.
Now whilst in this optimistic mood, perhaps the Gorse Fox should just go through his trust checklist:
- Politicians, no (see expenses scandal and virtually anything promised to the electorate);
- BBC, no (see treatment of Global Warming, anti-Government bias, anti-Israeli bias, etc.);
- Climate scientists, no (see corruption of the scientific method, politicisation of process, stifling of debate);
- Journalists, no (see Leveson inquiry);
- Lawyers(*), no (see ambulance chasers who have created the whole compensation culture through their own greed);
- Bankers, no (see credit crunch and rigging of LIBOR interest rates).
A parlous state of affairs.
(*)The Gorse Fox distinguishes between Solicitors who tend to be trusted advisors and agents acting during major life events and who, by and large, are fine and upstanding individuals – and Lawyers who are parasitic pond life and have created a sub-culture of blame and litigation that has done more to corrupt the optimism and joy of living than anything since the great flu pandemic.