What’s in a chicken-box?

“It is equally crucial that we invest more in support services within communities and for parents who might be struggling to keep their children out of gangs.” Continue Reading

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

Time to Rethink School League Tables?

An investigation by the Times revealed how some schools have been manipulating the system in order to maintain a higher league table ranking.  It found that “almost 13,000 teenagers did not have results recorded in league tables last year despite appearing on their… 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

A Westminster crisis made in Hollywood

  The saying that ‘When America coughs, Britain catches a cold’ has never been more apt. This week, senior political figures in Westminster have either been suspended by their political parties, stood down from positions of high authority due to… Continue Reading

Day 7 of 7 #ShareTheGood

A great teacher once responded to His followers some 2000 years ago after they came to ask Him “who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven”, said He, “Unless you become as these little children, you cannot see the… Continue Reading

Day 5 of 7 #ShareTheGood

I have a dream. It is a dream borne out of a firm belief in the genius of human imagination. The type of imagination that built the great pyramids in Africa. The imagination that built great machines which now plough… 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

Day 2 of 7 #ShareTheGood

It was a thrill to take one of my children to football today. Seeing him so excitedly prepare himself for training and get dressed nearly two hours before we left the hours was just cute.   Which made me think… 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