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Nigel Morris-Cotterill's blog

This is something I wrote as the US Presidential campaign in 2012 was winding up. It says a lot about how we, as people, make decisions.

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A report in The Guardian says that the leader of the "eBible Fellowship" has announced that the world will end on 7th October.

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There is no doubt that strong action is needed against Da'esh / ISIS / ISIL. But have we lost sight of the fact that the brutality of Syrian President Assad against Syrians was the catalyst for the current conflict and foreign intervention?

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There's a serious problem in Financial Crime Risk Management and Compliance: the lack of precision in language means no one knows where they stand.

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I'm amused by the social media campaigns for Corbyn as an icon of socialism in the UK.

It seems that he's the man for everyone - so long as you are from a minority that he can claim to support or a self-interest group that can garner votes from its members.

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We all make mistakes and often for the best of reasons. Often, it's difficult to make the judgement to correct them, partly because of ego, partly because we don't know what's gone wrong and therefore a fix is nothing more than a shot in the dark, or sometimes it's because we know what has gone wrong but we don't understand why it has gone wrong.

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In terms of sentencing in English law, there is, in effect, an upper figure. Murder is generally subject to a life term, but convicts are released "on licence" - some earlier than later but, if they are going to be released at all, rarely more than 14 years. The maximum sentence for theft, robbery, money laundering, terrorist financing is, in each case, 14 years per count. Unlike the USA which imposes sentences that run several hundred years after the lifetime of the convict, UK courts rarely impose consecutive sentences where long...

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I am constantly amazed by the utter rubbish spouted by so many so called experts in the field of counter-money laundering, including many who proudly add various letters after their names.

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We don't have to argue for or against the macro effects of global warming. Just look out of the window, or count the number of showers you need each day.

As if proof were needed: three days of a long weekend and Kuala Lumpur is almost free of pollution and the temperature has dropped by two degrees.

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Yanis Varoufakis, has resigned. In one of his last pronouncements as Greek Finance Minister, Varoufakis said the idea that Greece could print Drachmas was a fallacy. He is reported as having said "we destroyed all the presses."

While he might be right in one respect, that of printing actual Drachma notes, he's fundamentally wrong in another. There is an option that would fix much of the crisis -...

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