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Letter from America
21 Nov 2017

Letter from America

I have always wanted to write that as a headline having been a great admirer of the late Alistair Cooke who sent out his “Letter from America” on BBC Radio every week from 1946 to 2004 and most memorably was in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles and witnessed the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. So that was all just by way of introducing the fact that I was in Washington last week, at the ARDA Fall Convention to make presentations, along with Declan Kenny, to the ARDA ROC and ARDA Boards. As explained at the RDO AGM in Marbella in September,...

Brexit
8 Aug 2016

Brexit: “ The long-term ghastliness of the legal complications are unimaginable”

So said Sir David Edward KCMG, QC, PC, FRSE, Former Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, in giving evidence to the European Union Committee of the House of Lords. The Committee produced a little publicised report on Brexit on 4 May 2016 entitled “The process of withdrawing from the European Union”. (HL Paper 138) in which the Committee took evidence not only from Sir David Edward, but also from Professor Derrick Wyatt QC, Emeritus Professor of Law, Oxford University. I am surprised it has received so little publicity as it provides an insight into the enormity...

Brexit: “ The long-term ghastliness of the legal complications are unimaginable”
6 Jul 2016

The UK referendum – ‘a week is a long time in politics…….’

This was said by Prime Minister Harold Wilson back in the 1960s /70s, but could not have been more applicable to the events of the last days here in the UK, when we woke up on Friday 24th June after the referendum to find out that the UK (or rather Wales and England, not Scotland nor Northern Ireland), had voted by 54% to 49% to come out of the EU. I make no apologies for concentrating on this event in this blog as let’s face it, all other events pale into insignificance compared with the domestic and dare I say - geo-political significance...

Brexit: “ The long-term ghastliness of the legal complications are unimaginable”
31 May 2016

The UK’s EU referendum – are we In our Out?

With the UK's EU referendum bearing down fast on us here, I decided to use this blog to set out my own personal views on the upcoming decision. Aware of the fact that some weeks ago the Head of the Chambers of Commerce in the UK had to resign after coming out in favour of exit , I approached this decision with a degree of caution, nevertheless emboldened by the fact that RDO has already made it clear that it supports remaining and indeed we added our name to another 200 organisations supporting this position – published in the FT...

14 Oct 2013

GoTimeshare gets a fresh, new look!

GoTimeshare.org, the Resort Development Organisation’s dedicated website for consumers who own timeshare - or are interested in learning more about all of the benefits of shared ownership - has relaunched this week, with a fresh, new look and a wealth of information and timeshare tips! At first look, the most striking elements of the redesign include the panorama-style slideshow of RDO member resorts in beautiful locations,  while from a practical point of view the site now features an even more user-friendly navigation system. New, too, are the sections where timeshare owners can submit their own reviews of the timeshare resorts they’ve stayed at,...