July 7, 2020

I went to see the statue of Haile Selassie (the last emperor of Abyssinia/Ethiopia) in Cannizaro Park just a couple of weeks ago to honour the Ethiopians as the first victims of fascist aggression in the world. I didn't imagine that I wouldn't be able to again due to i...

March 1, 2020

There always appears, in any discussion of terrorism, two essential tensions within the discourse. One is the familiar problem so prophetically highlighted by Benjamin Franklin, that of how much liberty citizens should give up in order to guarantee their short-term sec...

October 11, 2019

The case of Carl Beech, and more importantly its aftermath, remains, in my view, the most underreported and underappreciated news item in the past 20 years. Mr Beech accused a large number of prominent politicians, officials and VIPs of being members of a ring of child...

September 1, 2019

Brexit as a political phenomenon has defined the last three years. Three years of negotiations, deadlines and extensions. Yet the cry from a large minority of the population, primarily those on the left and pro-remain, has been that such is the attention and focus paid...

June 21, 2019

Gossip is the mortar that holds society together. How we know we can trust people without having to go through the laborious task of actually knowing them is to discuss their social reputation with others and find out the things they would rather no-one else knew. The...

June 9, 2019

On 6th June 1944, seventy-five years ago this year, D-Day and Operation Neptune went into effect. Soldiers from nine allied nations, four of which were from capitulated governments-in-exile, landed on beaches across Normandy to begin the reclamation of France. Today th...

April 25, 2019

Upon his election in 2015, Justin Trudeau seemed to be the golden boy of Canada: crowds clamoured wherever he went and endorsements rang out worldwide for his new Liberal vision for Canada. Yet the shine has begun to wear off with accusations of economic incompetence a...

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