The Anonymous Widower

You Need Timing!

As the song says, and any good sportsman will tell you, timing is all important!

When we created Artemis, what helped us to be successful was a growth in large projects around the UK and the alternative methods of large mainframe computers, needed more space and a lot more money to do the same job.

We did to the Project Management industry, what Issigonis did to the UK car market with the Mini, Apple did to the music industry and Dyson did for vacuum cleaners, by launching the right product at the right time.

Because of the UK Electoral System, Theresa May was able to start the 2017 General Election campaign at a time convenient to the Conservative Party and its resources.

I think she chose well, when she announced the election on April 18th, as the organisation was already in place for the Local Elections on May 4th. Building a team is surely one of the major costs of fighting an election, so the costs of fighting the General Election can be shared.

This double election will also save costs for other parties, but are their finances in a robust enough state to fight two elections close together? Especially, when they were only planning for one election!

Theresa May’s manifesto could have been planned to be a very easy-to-write document, as she must have been working out policies with her cabinet since she became Prime Minister last Summer, many of which would have been implemented with or without the General Election.

But then she had the luck, that someone by accident or design, leaked the Manifesto, written by the Corbynistas.

This has enabled the Conservatives to wait to disclose their Manifesto last, just releasing the odd morsel here and there.

Policies like housing have been outlined, but they are by no means complete.

The big surprises if there are any, will be disclosed when the manifesto is finally launched!

How many times have your football team lost or won by a late goal?

 

May 16, 2017 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. May achieved strategic surprise calling a general election after nine months of denying she would, although there were two pressures that helped force her hand – inflation and other economic bad news is in the pipeline and by 2020 the worst aspects of Brexit should be very apparent. The disarray in the Labour party emboldened her to risk a GE now.

    May also achieve maximum tactical surprise by dissolving parliament the day before the local elections. These were mostly in the shires, where Labour usually do badly and of course they (and UKIP) got a drubbing. Morale amongst Labour’s [now ex] MP’s over the May bank holiday weekend must have been rock bottom, and I suspect many will go through the motions without committing their all to a campaign they know is all but lost both in their own constituencies and nationally.

    Comment by Mark Clayton | May 16, 2017 | Reply


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