George Floyd’s killing has ignited the black touchpaper

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has sparked a wave of demonstrations, protests and downright rioting around the world. The appalling (and seemingly deliberate) act has reignited the race debate and has… Read moreGeorge Floyd’s killing has ignited the black touchpaper

Chinese Year of the Black Dog?

2020. The year of Covid-19, of lockdowns, of ignoring lockdowns to travel half the length of the country to stay in one of your homes, of loosening lockdowns even though more than 300 people are still dying EVERY DAY. Every day… Read moreChinese Year of the Black Dog?

Charity Begins at Home

“No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank ‘Charity begins at home’, as the saying goes; it is paramount to ensure that you provide for and meet the needs of your family before worrying about others. But… Read moreCharity Begins at Home

Syria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

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  In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot