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Author Archives: admin

How I managed with dyslexia as a firefighter

When I started work as a firefighter, I wasn’t in a position where I had to do a lot writing for or to other people. At school I taught myself how to memorize things in a most amazing way, because I struggled to read. I listened very well in meetings and when I was briefed … Continue reading »

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So — Theresa May is our new prime minister…

So we have a new prime minister. Undemocratically elected Theresa May will waltz into number 10 tomorrow evening. For weeks swathes of the nation have praised our ‘democratic’ decision to leave the EU. But is our democracy an illusion? We are still no closer to leaving Europe and now have a head of state that … Continue reading »

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How tough times helped shape Wales’ football manager

Chris Coleman has masterminded Wales’ greatest football achievement — reaching the semi-final of the Euro 2016. Yet the manager describes himself as a man who has had “more failures than I’ve had success”. Their journey into uncharted territory has been an uplifting tale, and the spirit of the adventure has resulted in Coleman’s stock rising to … Continue reading »

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UK has voted to leave the EU– What’s next?

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU– What’s next? Here’s one possible outcome… In a similarly dramatic referendum 50 years ago, Singapore citizens voted to leave British colonial rule and join the new Federation of Malaysia. But following race riots that ran out of control, Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and left … Continue reading »

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What would happen to the EU-derived employment laws with UK leaving the EU?

I wrote a paper on discrimination rights and the implementation of the EU equal treatment directives in the UK in 2005.  Now that the UK has a leave vote for the so-called ‘Brexit’, what will happen to all EU-derived employment laws  that have become entrenched in the UK legal system? Perhaps someone should tell Dave Cameron – not to … Continue reading »

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Can rapid urbanisation act as a catalyst for development and growth in Africa?

More than half of Africans could live in cities by 2050, but how will this affect development? Well I am a British citizen through birth and I also have Mauritius Citizenship through my father and I can only give you my take — Mauritius is a model of true democracy for every African country. It’s … Continue reading »

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Stalking

Definition: Stalking – Any pervasive and unwelcome pattern of pursuing contact with another individual. Hunting and Haunting:  While most of us are taught to be most fearful of strangers, in most cases of stalking the perpetrator is someone known to the victim. The stalker may be a family member, friend, spouse, co-worker, partner, ex-spouse or … Continue reading »

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The Greatest : Remembering Muhammad Ali

The whole world that has heard of or knew the great boxer Muhammad Ali  has been saddened and shocked by his death today. I was too young to remember his early years in the mid 60′s as a great boxer and Civil Rights campaigner however as a child in the 70′s I remember most of his … Continue reading »

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The Panama Papers – Infographic

I had a regular reader of my blogs, who was inspired by one of my blogs, ‘The World reacts to the Panama Papers‘, and as a result, researched further on the topic and designed an infographic based on it. It’s a great honor for me to publish this as I think it would help a … Continue reading »

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The recent elections and power — two different things

I have more power than the recently elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. After all, I have dual residency in both the UK and the Philippines and the only power these two people have over me is Legitimate Power — let me explain… A president, mayor or prime … Continue reading »

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