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Politicians spar over security after London Bridge attack

It was supposed to be the Brexit election. Instead it is the issue of security that dominates today after another terror attack struck a British city and election campaigning was suspended for the second time. Sunday’s suspension was more brief than that agreed after the Manchester Arena bombing, and different in tone – perhaps inevitable … Continue reading »

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Defend. Protect.

When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose … We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. – Meryl Streep, Golden Globes, Jan. 8, 2016 Our lives are built on information. We interpret it. … Continue reading »

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2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: WHAT HAPPENED?

Early Wednesday, Donald Trump was officially elected the 45th President of the United States. Need to see it to believe it? Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of who won what and where. Later, Hillary Clinton conceded defeat in a private phone call. “She congratulated us,” Trump said, “and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.” THE WORLD … Continue reading »

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Everything that happened at the Rio Games

Bolt’s triple treble, GB’s great medal haul, Phelps’ showstopper, Lochte’s shenanigans, Fiji’s first gold, boos, empty seats, a green pool: we’ve got it all Rio Olympics medal table and results in full The Brazilian flag waves off the 2016 Olympics during Sunday’s closing ceremony. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters The big picture Rio was thrilled to be hosting … Continue reading »

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Are the Rio 2016 Olympics safe?

Has 4 years really passed since London 2012? It seems like only yesterday the country was swept up with celebrity torch bearers, Mo Farah, the Queen jumping out of a helicopter, 65 Team GB medals and of course 29 gold post boxes! Today is the first official day of Rio 2016 and I can’t wait … 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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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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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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