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July 15, 2015 28 Comments

Mhairi Black takes Westminster by storm single handed

It is hard, if not impossible,to remember an MP making the political and verbal splash in his or her maiden speech that Mhairi Black achieved yesterday in the Commons.


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July 13, 2015 17 Comments

The dangerous cost of Israel’s siege on Gaza

There was a time when you could swim anywhere off Gaza’s coast. Not now. Not in the aftermath of war.

July 2, 2015 2 Comments

If music be the food of love.. James Rhodes, child rape and redemption

Pianist James Rhodes has inspired thousands of survivors of sexual abuse to tell their own stories, but he had to go to the Supreme Court to finally be able to tell his.

July 1, 2015 7 Comments

Two terrorists who shocked the world

The world must focus on the true factors behind the brutal terrorist attacks that killed 66 people in Tunisia and Kuwait last week.

June 18, 2015 No Comments

‘Culture, history, suffering’ – the heartfelt music of Paco Peña

Spanish guitar maestro Paco Peña is fusing blues with flamenco in his latest musical extravaganza, coming to London this summer.

June 16, 2015 13 Comments

Edward Snowden: publishing the position of the government?

To claim Russian and Chinese intelligence had cracked the encryption of Ed Snowden’s files, without a scintilla of evidence and series of “we don’t knows”, is going some.

June 9, 2015 14 Comments

HSBC: too big to jail?

The job cuts of 25,000 at HSBC announced today may sound dramatic, but the bank’s CEO, Stuart Gulliver has tried to get his sprawling behemoth into order before.

May 27, 2015 3 Comments

My naked Swiss arrest and some questions for Fifa

Having had the privilege of being arrested in a Swiss hotel at dead of night myself, I can perhaps shed some light on what the Fifa suspects are now facing…

May 21, 2015 3 Comments

Love, loss and pobbling with Vikram Seth

I confess I had never pobbled in my life, nor indeed did I even know what the word meant but in interviewing Vikram Seth it seemed the pobbling had to come before the talking…

April 16, 2015 10 Comments

Will Lord Janner’s alleged victims have their day in court?

The DPP says Lord Janner’s dementia renders him incapable of standing trial on charges of historic child sex abuse. But is the DPP right?

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