On August 12th Indian-British author Salman Rushdie was stabbed as he was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Rushdie has been a controversial writer since the publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’ which critises islam. He received many death threats at the time including from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini,Continue reading “Salman Rushdie and The Nuclear Deal: A Timely Assassination Attempt, or Unfortunate Coincidence?”
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Should Boris Johnson Resign?
With the Sue Gray report pending and the question of Johnson’s breaking of COVID regulations lingering in parliament I’m weighing in on whether the PM should resign.
Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book
When I first saw this book laid out on the spotlighted tables of Waterstones it stood out to me, not just because of its fairly striking yellow spine, but because of its seemingly sensationalist title – Why the Germans do it better. Unlike my title for this post, Kampfner went with something bold, brave andContinue reading “Do the Germans Do it Better? | First thoughts on John Kampfner’s latest Book”
UK Politics: where to begin?
Searching on where to begin to research the political systems in the UK? Here are a few sources I’ve found useful.
Laurence Fox’s New Political Party: “Reclaim”
Laurence Fox is known more for his acting in TV Shows like Lewis or Victoria or in films such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Becoming Jane than as a politician. He first politically came to the publics attention earlier this year, in January, after controversial interviews and debates on Good Morning Britain and QuestionContinue reading “Laurence Fox’s New Political Party: “Reclaim””
POETRY COLLECTION: Protest #2
In these times of rapid change, uncertainty and unprecedented crises people have united and divided. Tomorrow (15th) in England shops will begin reopening again and with them a moment in time comes to a close. With this in mind, I am releasing a poem a day, each one my responses to the times as theyContinue reading “POETRY COLLECTION: Protest #2”
Do we & Should we have Freedom Of Speech?
Scrolling through Twitter earlier this month I saw this tweet from Stig Abell which Comedian Ricky Gervais replied to, and after having seen the video of the ‘nazi’ comments being shouted at to one of our MP’s, It really got me thinking about freedom of speech. Gervais, in this scenario, seems to be an advocateContinue reading “Do we & Should we have Freedom Of Speech?”