Fury – Review

November 6, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Fury – Review

A couple of years ago, William Friedkin went so far as to describe David Ayer’s new film as “the best cop movie ever made”.  Quite a statement, certainly, and one’s mind can’t help but immediately leap to the challengers: Die Hard, Fargo, The Departed, Serpico, Dirty Harry, Lethal Weapon… the list goes on […]

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Britain’s Football Casuals: The Brutal Story behind the Street Brawling, Violence, Gangs of Thugs, Mugs, Losers & Lunatics

November 4, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Football hooligans is one of the largest and most time consuming problems the police have to face.

Football, is a way of life in Britain. It’s sewn into the British tapestry of life. Saturday afternoon Football is as British as the Royal Family or Steak and Kidney pie. Put simply Football is a passion, a freedom, a family. In some quarters the hard-core fanatic is misunderstood, it […]

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Pining for a dictatorship – Germany 2014

October 31, 2014 9:12 am0 comments
Pining for a dictatorship – Germany 2014

The 2008 financial crash affected markets across the globe; Europe suffered as much as any and continues to do so with nations such as Greece and Spain crippled by high-unemployment, low investment and internal strife. However, one country seems to stand above the bickering and guide the continent through troubled […]

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‘A Dangerous Inheritance’ by Alison Weir

October 6, 2014 12:44 pm0 comments
‘A Dangerous Inheritance’ by Alison Weir

Historical fiction is always a strange genre – combining elements of the truth from important historical events and embellishing them until they are almost unrecognisable. Whilst reading Alison Weir’s ‘A Dangerous Inheritance’, I had to repeatedly come to terms with the fact that this was a captivating murder mystery fiction, […]

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Lest We Forget: Why We Went to War

September 8, 2014 4:20 am0 comments
Lest We Forget: Why We Went to War

Much is being made of the centenary of the beginning of World War One. And why not? It’s right and proper that we remember the fallen; the dead; the maimed; the millions who marched off to take part in, what was till then, the most industrialised slaughter known to humanity. […]

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And Now For Something Completely Familiar…Monty Python

August 31, 2014 12:19 pm2 comments
And Now For Something Completely Familiar…Monty Python

News that the fabled Monty Python team were re-assembling for a final assault on our funny bones for one last hurrah sent me scurrying for my collection of old Python albums. Naturally, at two million quid per ticket (I’m exaggerating for comedic effect) I didn’t attend any of their performances, […]

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Modern day slavery

July 24, 2014 9:45 pm0 comments
Modern day slavery

Slavery was one of world’s biggest shames. Something that is rarely discussed anymore because we hold it as a thing of the past; but is it really a thing of the past? How free are we actually today? Who can honestly say “I am a free man” without stopping for […]

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The problem of evil

July 23, 2014 7:48 pm0 comments
The problem of evil

The weightiest of the arguments against God’s existence is the problem of evil. There are many different responses to the problem of evil. None of them is entirely satisfactory alone but together they do cast doubt on whether the existence of evil disproves the claim that God exists. In brief, […]

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