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Thank Fathom It’s Friday – If that’s what’s normal now, I don’t want to know

One member of Fathom’s staff yesterday found his journey into work delayed by a swan. The offending fowl had found its way onto the train track and, in …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – You may dislike economists, but how about politicians?

Economists, and this author is one, regularly score well below average on surveys of public opinion in relation to their trustworthiness – below both lawyers and pollsters in …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Why has Rwandan President Paul Kagame got beef with the Atlanta Falcons?

Here’s a bit of Friday afternoon trivia for you: ATLANTA FALCONS: 2017 SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS #Fakenews news headline from an Atlanta-based news organisation or slogan emblazoned on the …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Just what is wrong with the French?

We Brits love to make fun of the French. It’s close to a national pastime. Back in 2008, inspired by news that a trader at Société Générale, Jérôme …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Tolerance isn’t a luxury

Last Saturday saw 2017’s Pride in London parade, uniting over a million people to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and others) community and make a stand …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – All out, comrades!

In the film-within-a-film ‘Strike’ (from The Comic Strip Presents…), the UK miners’ strike of 1984 is given the Hollywood treatment, with Al Pacino (or, rather, a brilliant Peter …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Listening to recent central bank speeches, one can’t help but get a sense of summer cheer. Risks to the global economy, which had been skewed to the downside, …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Macron momentum and May madness

June has been a busy month for politics in Europe. Fresh from his victory in May’s presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron won a landslide majority in parliament for his …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – The power of dissent

In the great 1957 film “Twelve angry men” (from the play of the same name written by Reginald Rose), Henry Fonda stars as the lone hold-out in a …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Lame duck PM clings on to poisoned chalice after epic campaign fail

The second team at a village cricket club recently reached a score of 201/2 after 28 overs in a 45 over match – a commanding position, looking to …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – happy now?

I’m only happy when it rains I’m only happy when it’s complicated And though I know you can’t appreciate it I’m only happy when it rains You know …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – #Grime4Corbyn

Hurrying out of Old Street tube station yesterday morning I found myself face-to-face with Jeremy Corbyn – dressed as a Jedi Knight! Although it’s perfectly plausible that the …

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