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A US War Department video on prejudice from 1943   Does history repeat itself?  

Alan B’Stard captured the current mood of ultra Tory Brexiters 28 years ago

I was a great fan of the TV comedy series ‘The New Statesman’ which starred Rik Mayall as the ultra right wing Tory MP of a fictitious place called ‘Haltemprice’ in Yorkshire. The series first…

You don’t need a gym to get fit #selfcareweek

This week, 12 to 18 November, is officially ‘Self Care Week’. It’s a week to put your self first and to prioritise what it is that you need to optimise your mental and physical needs.…

After the mid-term wins in America, feminism is certainly not dead

A record number of women will be taking their seats in Congress after their mid-term election wins in the USA. As a sharp response to Donald Trump’s misogyny and his support,more recently, for Brett Kavanaugh,…

A yummy Malaysian dish for the weekend

Char Koay Teow is a fried vermicelli dish which hails from the beach town of Penang in Malaysia. The dish was often fried over a charcoal fire as seen in the street markets of Asia generally.…

Was the video put out by the White House of Jim Acosta’s altercation doctored?

The White House Press Secretary has shared a video of the Jim Acosta altercation that many believe was doctored. We take you through it frame by frame. — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 8,…

How and what to follow in the mid-term American elections

Results of the American mid-term election are expected to start coming in from midnight UK time. Various media outlets will be covering the results; The Guardian is doing a live blog; The Telegraph is doing…

Will Trump’s appeal to nationalism backfire in the mid-term election?

The New York Times has published an article suggesting that Donald Trump’s appeal to nationalism as the defining factor to sway voters his way may be backfiring. With the elections only a day away now,…

Obama finally breaks silence to take on Trump days before the mid-term election

Barack Obama, former US President, has finally decided to break cover and campaign for the Democrats days before the mid-term election. Obama’s long held silence, since he left office in January 2017,  over the dismantling…

A delightful Malaysian tea time snack to make with your kids this weekend

  These little balls are a gem to make and eat. They are squishy, soft and melt in your mouth. If you like Mochi ( a Japanese style dessert,) you will definitely love this. Loretta…

“If we’re serious about this campaign, we have to put Brexit at the front” – Rob Blackie’s speech at the London Mayoral hustings

The London Mayoral hustings was held on 31 October. Four candidates are standing for the Lib Dem nomination. I asked  Rob Blackie for permission to publish his speech below. I must confess to being one…


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