17.1.18

The Global Crisis of Education Disparity

The right to an education is one of the most fundamentally engrained rights that we in the UK are familiar with. The sad truth, however, is that to many across the globe, education is nothing more than...

16.1.18

Net Neutrality -- Not a Serious Issue Outside America

Most countries do not have to fear internet quality problems in the same way as the USA. Back in 1996, broadband was classified as a content service and not a telecom service. Therefore, telephone companies (telcos)...

14.1.18

Smart Barcelona Focussing on Its People

I was recently in Barcelona attending the Smart City World Congress. With Catalonia and its capital city Barcelona in the international political spotlight, it was a fascinating time to be there again....

07.1.18

National vs City-Based Democracy

There are some interesting but at the same time disturbing developments in politics around the world at the moment. This is mainly driven by the fact that people no longer trust their traditional politicians...

27.12.17

Catalonia's Political Problems

Recent years have seen a political fracture across the West. With the independence referendum in Scotland, the Brexit vote, the rise of Trump in America and the growing momentum of right wing reactionary...

20.12.17

The Yemen civil war: The Arabian Vietnam

It has been more than two years since the civil war in Yemen became especially violent. Following Ali Abdullah Saleh’s resignation from his presidency in November 2011, the power moved onto his...

20.12.17

Homelessness and London's increasing property prices

We see them. Some stop to ask the reasons for their circumstances. Some pass by and ignore homeless people. London is a thriving city, but its streets highlight a severe deficiency in the welfare system....

03.12.17

Is it time to repeal the Second Amendment?

In light of the deadliest mass shooting America has ever seen, many have now turned to the Head of State with the question: ‘Mr President, when is enough enough? How many more people have to perish as...

18.11.17

Cultural Divide or Essence of Values? The Poor vs Rich Debate

The level of generosity that has prevailed in the shadow of tragedies like Grenfell is not so much unprecedented as anticipated, given the spirit of the British nation. However, in the shadow of austerity...