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

Why Greengate row matters for the Police and policing

In England, we have police men and women who carry out their roles with the utmost level of integrity and probity. I know quite a few, whom, despite the huge changes within their respective policing areas, remain committed to the… Continue Reading

What do Politics and Football have in common?

You know your days are numbered the moment fans start chanting your name! Theresa May, the British Prime Minister is now going through the mill that many leaders, especially those in high profile public spaces go through. Just over a… 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 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 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