Author: Eric Gates

We will save our history from “Woke” Militants

Eric Gates

Robert Jenrick has launched his campaign to protect our “National Story” by providing that any decision to remove heritage assets may become subject to the planning rules. These ultimately require the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – currently no less than the very same Robert Jenrick MP. His […]

Negotiating Skills for Beginners

Eric Gates
Men discussing something

As anyone with small children will know, negotiating skills are learned early in life. Obviously, I do not presume to be in the same league as those who write books on “The Art of the Deal”, but I would claim to have a little first-hand experience to draw on. A grandparent speaks of his negotiating […]

Colston’s fall marks the beginning of the future

Eric Gates

In the aftermath of the slave-trader Edward Colston’s impromptu swim in Bristol’s Floating Harbour on 7 June, the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, set the tone of what the city authorities intended to do next, when he said: “We’ll retrieve the statue and take it to one of our museums where it will be assessed […]