Category = ‘current-affairs’

Nov 2022

How should Christians respond to the World Cup in Qatar?

There is no easy answer to watching or boycotting the World Cup in Qatar – because in this case I don’t think there is a right answer.

Jun 2017

Hate cannot drive out hate

I have read about someone who was beaten up by Grenfell Tower protesters, mistaken for the CEO of Grenfell Tower’s management company, whereas he had been volunteering to support the victims.

Apr 2012

The Bankers

There possibly is no dirtier word in Britain at the moment than ‘banker’.  They have become villains of almost pantomime proportions, with people practically hissing whenever anyone mentions ‘the bankers’ on the BBC’s Question Time.

Oct 2011

Skynet is Coming

It’s an ominous sign... Microsoft to win approval for Skype deal .  Who knew James Cameron had a gift of prophecy?

May 2011

End of the World?

Surprisingly (or not) the world is not ending today - probably!  This guy has the right idea: An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost in business for Et..

May 2011

Osama bin Laden is Dead

I woke up this morning to the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed and buried at sea by American forces.  He was found in Pakistan, which is not a surprise, but near Islamabad rather than in..

Apr 2011

Online Security

With the recent nightmare scenario surrounding Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN), a lot of people are concerned about online security.  Sony have admitted that personal information, including dates of birth, mother’s maiden names, addresses and credit card numbers are included in the data stolen by hackers. 

Oct 2010

NHS Statistics

I was extremely annoyed this evening to see a Newsnight report in which one lady announced that there are two managers to every nurse in the NHS and how can it possibly take 100 people to run a hospital.  From her non-existent experience of working in a hospital, she told the world that you can run a hospital on far fewer people if they are the right staff.

Apr 2010

Seriously, journalists?

After my recent post about journalism, I was surprised to read this . It was made worse by the Daily Mail (of course). The Mail’s article says: But now, to the horror of the purists, the game’s makers..

Apr 2010

Service for Burglars?!

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3. The company interviewed 1,317 people – 57 ..