What Not To Say To The Unemployed

May 5, 2012 12:07 pm4 comments
What Not To Say To The Unemployed

When I graduated from University last year, I really thought that the hard part was over. I thought that I could literally waltz my way into a great career and live happily ever after. I mean, I knew I was intelligent and generally fantastic so surely it was only a […]

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The Bigger Picture

April 25, 2012 3:58 pm5 comments
The Bigger Picture

Today has been an odd day. My Mother fell ill this morning so we had to make the mad rush to our local A&E department to get her treated. Of course, being the NHS, on a Sunday, the waiting times were astronomical and as a result we had plenty of […]

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Let’s call the whole thing off…

April 21, 2012 6:56 pm2 comments
Let’s call the whole thing off…

Arguments about the Bahraini Grand Prix have been dominating the news outlets for some time, with coverage intensifying as we draw closer to the actual event. Whilst not condoning the dreadful human rights violations that are rife in the country, it seems like there are numerous reasons for calling off […]

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Somewhere, someone is laughing nervously.

April 18, 2012 3:06 pm1 comment
Somewhere, someone is laughing nervously.

I’m sure the laughter of people up and down the United Kingdom could be heard from Australia today, as David Cameron claimed in the first cabinet meeting since the Easter recess that the current coalition government “works well together”. Indeed, out of all the things that politicians have said in […]

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A Dummies Guide to Arranged Marriages

April 12, 2012 6:19 pm1 comment
A Dummies Guide to Arranged Marriages

“Son, we have found the perfect girl for you”. If you’re Asian you’ve probably been there. Your 25, single, and your parents drop a bombshell that even Tim Westwood would be proud of. Yep, I’m talking about the controversy that is; arranged marriages.  I asked one of my Caucasian friends […]

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Twenty years on, the world has still not learnt the lessons of Sarajevo.

April 11, 2012 12:24 pm2 comments
Twenty years on, the world has still not learnt the lessons of Sarajevo.

As a Kofi Annan-sponsored ceasefire between the government and rebels in Syria teeters on the brink of collapse, it is as poignant as it is heart-rending to note the parallels between this tortured conflict and the violence in the Balkans twenty years ago. The United Nations, a bloated, out-of-touch political […]

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Widespread Panic – Who is to blame?

April 4, 2012 4:49 pm0 comments
Widespread Panic – Who is to blame?

On the 28th March 2012, the Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude warned the British public of a potential upcoming fuel strike, and informed people to stock up on petrol in the event of this. This led to a general panic amongst car owners, many of whom joined the long queues for […]

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The US Proxy War in Yemen

March 29, 2012 4:09 pm4 comments
The US Proxy War in Yemen

Whilst the mainstream media has recently been bombarding the average viewer or reader with war stories from Syria, Libya, Iraq or Afghanistan, the war in Yemen is hardly getting any attention. Indeed neither are any of Washington’s other proxy wars, which also include operations in Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan[1]. However, […]

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