Get two books for free before I update the content and the price

Why am I giving away these books?

You may have liked my recent offer for Armistice Day. Now here’s another.

I am thinking of revising the content and the price of two of my books. But first I would love your thoughts on what you think I need to update – if anything. How about the illustrations? Would you like more or better ones, even if I had to put up the price? So get the present version free and, let me have your thoughts. Who knows, I might leave them as they are and keep the present prices, depending on what you say.

What books do I mean?

Load the Dice, a simple guide to managing risk in small businesses

How to avoid being misled by statistics : don’t be one of the 60% who are below average.

Follow the links to the Kindle store.

When can you get these books for free?

The e-book versions of both will be free on Kindle from Monday 10th to Friday 14th December.

You can read them over Christmas and give me your comments in the New Year.

How can you contact me about these books?

You can use the Comments facility on this blog,  e-mail, or the Contact form on the website.

Load The Dice: A simple guide to managing risks in small businesses by [Murray, John Harvey]
How To Avoid Being Misled By Statistics: Don't be one of the 60% who are below average by [Murray, John]

The risks of rejecting the Brexit deal – off the cliff and right turn!

Now we have a deal -or a draft one.

When I have written about the risks of Brexit before, I always said everything would depend on what sort of deal we got. Now we have one. Sort of. It has its flaws, but it was always bound to contain a series of compromises. I have also always said the worst outcome would be a no-deal exit from the EU.

I now commend this deal!

If you have any influence on your MP or any other, please use it.  Please, please get behind this deal, however many reservations you may have about the details. Let’s face it, whatever we do about Northern Ireland will have to be less than ideal unless we all stay in the EU. Let’s take what’s on offer. There isn’t another one coming down the road. Even a bad one gets us the interim period in which to make necessary adjustments and might rescue such things as cooperation on policing and security.

Why should Labour support the deal?

I really hope the Labour Party doesn’t use this situation to precipitate a General Election. That could push us over the deadline and into a No-Deal exit and would look like they were putting party before country. If Labour won, do you really think they could get us a better Brexit? Anyway, a General Election would resolve nothing. Parties would fight on so many issues, you wouldn’t know what sort of Brexit voters were preferring.

Should the people vote on the deal?

Perhaps a second referendum would be the best way forwards, but we would need more than two options. Perhaps it should ask (1) Do you want what’s on offer? If not, (2) would you prefer to leave the EU with no arrangements or remain in it? A simple choice of three would lead to endless arguments over interpreting the result, unless the majority voted for the deal. If it was split into three roughly equal numbers, the Brexiters would claim those voting for the deal wanted to leave the EU so should be added to the number of hard-brexiters, whilst remainers would argue the country had rejected a no-deal and therefore should remain in the EU.

Save the deal!

Whatever happens, please let’s not play into the hands of the hard-brexiters with their far right agenda.

Masks. What's the hidden agenda of the opponents of the deal?
Masks. What’s the hidden agenda of the opponents of the deal?