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In 2005 most people I knew owned a white wristband embossed with the words ‘make poverty history’.
They were, in theory, a political campaign aimed at pressuring the G8 summit in Scotland to take three steps which would, according, at least, … Continue reading
2011, as we are constantly being reminded, will probably go down in history as one of the most news heavy years ever; the cameras stumbled from uprisings, to riots, to a global protest movement. From the deaths of some of … Continue reading
I have crossed over from the normal world, by way of a steep staircase and a mock iron bridge, to enter a vast, gleaming cavern of a building with an endless stream of vacant but content looking people drifting past.
The … Continue reading
When I was little, I didn’t want to go on the ferry crossing from England to France because I was scared of pirates.
I had been repeatedly told that they only existed in the past and in story books. That they … Continue reading
The United States of America is no longer a racist country.
At least since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, that is something many people have believed.
Two years ago, a dying man was released on compassionate grounds from a Scottish prison.
As we watch the end of Gaddafi‘s regime in Libya, that moment, in the much quieter summer of 2009 should be remembered.
Libyan Abdelbasset Al-Megrahi was convicted … Continue reading
This time last week David Starkey was just another stuffy, aging, middle class BBC presenter. Now, after a badly judged outburst on Newsnight, he is a national figure of derision and his TV career is almost certainly over.
Starkey blamed last … Continue reading
In the midst of the riots last week, I said that later I might feel different.
I wasn’t wrong. On Monday I didn’t feel much beyond confusion, fear and revulsion. Now I’m left with mostly just the first of those emotions.