Too much spice. And everything nice: Why am I actually in India?

Photo by Mubarak Vazhakkad - @mubuvkd Delhi Belly got me. Full on too. It's given me a bit of time off and with it a good chance to reflect on what the hell we're doing here and the merits of chipatis vs rice (chipatis seem the clear winner at the moment). I've tried to explain… Continue reading Too much spice. And everything nice: Why am I actually in India?

The attacks in Nice may rock us to our core – but we must not let fear win.

The attacks in Nice last night were truly terrible and represents an attack on all of us. With any terrorist attack on a Western nation there comes the natural outpouring of condolence and grief from other Europeans nations and close allies. The sense of loss crosses borders and permeates families in a way that an attack… Continue reading The attacks in Nice may rock us to our core – but we must not let fear win.

Confused about the EU Referendum? I don’t blame you.

"I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world." - Muhammed Ali   The EU referendum debate is in full swing, yet with each debate and each new development the arguments only seem to become more blurred and more confusing. Will we really be economically weaker… Continue reading Confused about the EU Referendum? I don’t blame you.

Air strikes in Syria and the Levant have nothing to do with making us safer

The past week has seen Islamist terrorist attacks in Turkey, Indonesia and Burkina Faso kill at least 45 people, yet the western world has barely batted an eyelid at the news. No calls for further strikes, no strong words from Western leaders about the need to defeat Islamic State and the various other extremist groups in the… Continue reading Air strikes in Syria and the Levant have nothing to do with making us safer