Categories
Comment

We must not abandon the EU after all it has done for us

Unionism has been a motif of the modern period. A principle through which, irrespective of nationality, culture or creed, people come together for a better future. Lincoln was such an ardent follower that he plunged the United States into a near suicidal civil war. England and Scotland ended conflict and ruin after the failed Darien […]

Categories
Comment

The UK should not share more with Argentina

The Falkland Islands, along with other British Overseas Territories (BOTs), have occupied a unique position in the history of Britain. The first claim to the archipelago came from a British sailor, John Strong, in 1690. A turbulent period of competing claims ensued before 150 years of British rule was confirmed. A misjudged invasion by the […]

Categories
Comment

Air strikes in Syria would be ineffective

Da’esh’s attack on Paris would understandably lead one to the reactionary retaliation of conventional military strikes. Big and colourful explosions in Syrian towns on the 6pm news and accompanying headlines that ‘Jihad John’ has been annihilated acts as a simple, yet effective, way of releasing anger. Not to mention the feeling of getting something done […]

Categories
Comment

Air strikes in Syria would be a misguided response

Da’esh’s attack on Paris would understandably lead one to the reactionary retaliation of conventional military strikes. Big and colourful explosions in Syrian towns on the 6pm news and accompanying headlines that ‘Jihad John’ has been annihilated acts as a simple, yet effective, way of releasing anger. Not to mention the feeling of getting something done […]

Categories
TV

Programmes Across Africa

No one can deny the importance of music to any culture. Last week’s international radio pick, Kral Pop Radyo, highlighted that fact. Neither, however, can anyone deny the power of discursive programming and its ramifications on culture. BBC World Service’s Programmes Across Africa series is the pick of the week. Presented in podcasts for the […]

Categories
TV

World Radio Pick: Kral Pop Radyo

To anyone who has lived abroad, or who plans to, local radio stations provide you with the ability to sharpen up your language skills, stay tuned into chart hits, and listen to news otherwise missed on English speaking international formats. Kral Pop Radyo is my top pick this week because it did all these things […]

Categories
Comment

Turkish election result a threat to democratic principles

After the impasse of June’s election, in which no coalition was formed or party majority received, Turkey returned to the ballot box this November to decide once again. The result now challenges the very nature of Turkish democracy and the Republic which was established by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk). It will move it towards a foundation […]

Categories
TV

Nights of the Hunter

Ever wondered what links a soldier who fought in Iraq, a group of ‘lads’, and a late night animal imitator who hunts foxes at a quarry? Simple: a man with a telescope and a rather non-original idea. The idea simply is that as hunters, no matter the scenario, they intrinsically behave in a similar way. […]