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Truth

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” The words of Isaac Newton, which are worth remembering in an age when so many leaders seem not so much economical with the … Continue reading

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Not Important

That most languid of British Prime Ministers, Arthur Balfour, whose joining his uncle Robert’s cabinet (that’s the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury to you and me) is the origin the phrase “Bob’s your uncle”, said that “nothing matters very much, and … Continue reading

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Friends

“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” The words of Ronald Reagan. Or, for those of a more classical disposition, there’s Euripides, “Friends show their love … Continue reading

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The March

“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” The words of Edmund Burke seem particularly relevant as we survey the reaction to the murders in Paris last week of … Continue reading

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Lapse of Memory

In the words of Victor Hugo: “Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.” And in the actions of our old friend Radek Sikorski proof, if proof were needed, that not only should you be very … Continue reading

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Alcohol

“Wherever the Catholic sun does shine, there’s always laughter and good red wine, at least I have found it so, benedicamus Domino.” So wrote Hilaire Belloc and, when one thinks of the Mediterranean Europe, it is hard to disagree. Poland, … Continue reading

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Ordinary People

Ordinary people don’t generally employ cooks. So they will be spared the effects of the Saki witticism: “The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go she went.” Are Poles good cooks? It is hard to … Continue reading

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Defence of the Realm

There can (or should) be no task more vital for any government than the defence of the country (or realm for those countries fortunate enough to have a monarchy). And yet, despite the lessons of history and the evidence that … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog on legal and business issues in Poland. I will be commenting on those issues which I think might be relevant to those of you doing, or thinking about doing, business in Poland, particularly from a legal … Continue reading

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