The Leadership we get..

It is not sufficient to want politicians who know the cost of a loaf of bread, average rent in London or average increase in the cost of fuel between 2017 and 2018; we need elected representatives who have lived life, made mistakes and learned from it. Continue Reading

Fest-Thought: On Saints and Sinners; from Churchill to Mandela.

There is an air of seemingly unending moral dilemmas facing Britain right now which have us all talking. As usual, these come with their sharp divides – as if the ongoing Brexit drama wasn’t enough. Here are some Fest-Thoughts on… Continue Reading

Being a ‘Lame duck’ leader doesn’t have to be lame

Yesterday, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, won a vote of confidence held among her parliamentary colleagues with 200-117 tally. While the 117 figure looks rather high (because it is), I’m surprised it wasn’t higher given the unfortunate election campaign… Continue Reading

Religion, race and royals

Bishop Michael Curry. If you don’t know who he is – ask Google. He spoke at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Quite frankly, the jury is still out on which was the highlight of the… Continue Reading

Change of mind in a democracy does happen…but

The range of opinion on the EU referendum outcome of 23 June 2016 is as varied as there are trees in the amazon. One of the key debating points being broached by those against the referendum outcome is for a… Continue Reading

Day 6 of 7 #ShareTheGood

In my one man effort to take on the wholesale industry of online negativity and pessimism, a few important things have thus far emerged. Firstly, if you want to find the good, you have to search for it and secondly,… Continue Reading

Day 4 of 7 #ShareTheGood

The issue of race has dominated much of certain media lately. The loud voice of nuanced bigotry, xenophobia clouded in diplomacy and outright fascism all get to speak in a democratic society. Statues may rise and fall just as historical… Continue Reading

Day 3 of 7 #ShareTheGood

Elephants are among the most majestic creatures on our beautiful planet. Their gracious sagacious swagger give that impression that makes you want to grow arms long enough to want to hug them in one swoop. Lions might be the kings… Continue Reading

My 7-day experiment in sharing online goodness

This is nothing new but is something that has often bugged me. Check online news and one would be forgiven for believing the world is full of negativity, deluded terrorists, racist xenophobes, moped thieves, peadophiles, greedy bankers and bonkers politicians.… Continue Reading

How NOT to start a Presidency

I once read somewhere that politicians should avoid fighting with the media that will eventually end up writing their (politicians) obituary. Clearly, the Trump alpha-campaign dog is still on steroids and refuses to let go of the bone called media… Continue Reading

For this reason – I thank the Obama Family

I admit it – I was thrilled and have been inspired to see a black man, especially, reach such a high status in society and the world. One thing you might not realise is how desperately short, western media is… Continue Reading

Pres. Obama’s last stand as UN passes resolution 2334

EVERY United States president has opposed the expansion of Israeli territory beyond the ‘Green line’ since 1967. Despite this decades long opposition by the world’s most powerful country, I doubt any Security Council resolution condemning the expansion of Israel’s territory… Continue Reading

FULL TEXT OF UNSC RESOLUTION 2334 calling time on Israeli territorial expansion

  (See below for the full text of resolution 2334 [2016]) “The Security Council, “Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), and 1850 (2008), “Guided… Continue Reading