Category Britain

Syria: My reaction to Cameron’s vote.

So the British government tonight made the decision to extend military action to Syria after a 10+ hour debate which included: 12 requests for apologies from Mr Cameron for his ‘terrorist sympathisers’ comments regarding those who opposed his movement; and a surprise division between Hilary Benn, shadow foreign secretary and future Labour leader, and villain […]

Bombing Syria – For and Against.

As politicians, diplomats, and military officials search for a magic solution to the multi-faceted problem of Islamic State, the possibility of deepening military involvement in Syria is becoming increasingly attractive. As with all insurgencies and terror groups, particularly those with virulent ideologies and sophisticated propaganda machines, any solution is likely to be extremely complex, requiring […]

Migrant Crisis: Acceptance

My last post about this issue suggested that individual stories would change our opinions about the humanitarian crisis unfolding all over Europe. The recent turnaround in perspective by the Daily Mail suggests that this is true.  The impact of photojournalism is well-known and can change history – look at Vietnam, Bosnia, and Fallujah. The turning point […]

Manned mission to Mars?

Yesterday, six people locked themselves away in an isolated dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano, to simulate what life would be like on Mars. This includes living In close quarters, with a lack of fresh air or privacy and subsiding on canned tuna and powdered cheese (gross). This, to me, is the most […]

Migrant “Crisis”: Changing our perceptions.

Recently I posted about the dehumanisation of the Calais migrants by the media and the government. This has continued, and in light of the news emerging today that 70 Syrian asylum-seekers have been found dead in an Austria-bound lorry, I have decided to post again. The general public’s perception of “Europe’s Migrant Crisis” has largely been […]

Master

I’ve always wondered why young males are called ‘Master’ as their official title. As a smart-aleck kid, I always assumed that ‘Master’ was a better prefix then Mister; although I didn’t really know the difference. In four months time, I will have an answer as to why I can be called a master. Today, I handed […]

Migrant “Crisis”: Humans? or Animals?

Catrin Nye’s short (12mins) documentary from ‘the Jungle’, a makeshift refugee camp, in Calais highlights some of the issues which surround the British people and government’s attitude towards the ‘swarm’ of migrants attempting to cross the channel. Atif and his friends set up a donation drive in Peterborough to collect food and other supplies for […]