John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Politics, lies and ice cream Speaking is relatively easy. The thinking bit is harder. So always be sure the brain is in gear before putting the jaw in motion I have never forgotten that admonition. The same is true for writing, dont you think, Mr Editor? Well, we try. So when readers write it gets even better right on, readers, even when, no especially when, you think. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140919/COLUMN01/140919649&source=RSS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140919/COLUMN01/140919649&source=RSS Speaking is relatively easy. The thinking bit is harder. So always be sure the brain is in gear before putting the jaw in motion I have never forgotten that admonition. The same is true for writing, dont you think, Mr Editor? Well, we try. So when readers write it gets even better right on, readers, even when, no especially when, you think. .. Something that is needed Functional unity is a beautiful thing, I reckon Mr Editor. But like beauty, functionality is in the eye of the beholder, or perhaps when it comes to politics in the eyes of the beholden. Of course, we would all like to see a little more functional unity among all of those who constitute our parliamentary functionaries, known collectively the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140912/COLUMN01/140919901&source=RSS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140912/COLUMN01/140919901&source=RSS Functional unity is a beautiful thing, I reckon Mr Editor. But like beauty, functionality is in the eye of the beholder, or perhaps when it comes to politics in the eyes of the beholden. Of course, we would all like to see a little more functional unity among all of those who constitute our parliamentary functionaries, known collectively the. .. Plain old grit for the mill Position is the art of gunnery, Mr Editor, or words to that effect. A former comrade in arms, politically speaking of course, not literally please, used to remind us of this at critical junctures in caucus discussions on issues of the day. I think we all understood what he meant. Strategy is important in politics. Timing isnt everything. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140905/COLUMN01/140909874&source=RSS Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:20:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140905/COLUMN01/140909874&source=RSS Position is the art of gunnery, Mr Editor, or words to that effect. A former comrade in arms, politically speaking of course, not literally please, used to remind us of this at critical junctures in caucus discussions on issues of the day. I think we all understood what he meant. Strategy is important in politics. Timing isnt everything. .. More than lost opportunities If it aint broke, dont fix it. Its an old saw, readily understood by most, which I have always rather liked, Mr Editor, and thats because I also happen to think the reverse is true. Thats why, for those who wonder, I go on from time to time actually pretty regularly, I will concede about the need for parliamentary reform and why I. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140829/COLUMN01/140829699&source=RSS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140829/COLUMN01/140829699&source=RSS If it aint broke, dont fix it. Its an old saw, readily understood by most, which I have always rather liked, Mr Editor, and thats because I also happen to think the reverse is true. Thats why, for those who wonder, I go on from time to time actually pretty regularly, I will concede about the need for parliamentary reform and why I. ..