Reuters photo By Imad Zafar To understand the dynamics of Pakistani politics, one needs to watch the popular drama series ‘Game of Thrones’. Based on George R R Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ this drama serial focuses on the moves and conspiracies to win power games. I am sure […]
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AFP photo By Hazel Speed I watched Sir Keir Starmer speaking live on TV ‘explaining’ as Shadow Brexit Minister, what Labour’s view of Brexit is, but to be honest, I am not sure I understand it sufficiently myself to outline herein.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Only Nicola Sturgeon has the ability (since the days of Mrs Thatcher) to have the effect on people that when she appears on TV, the First Scottish Minister is at risk of having a similar drink named after her. If she hasn’t already.
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Jeremy Corbyn has proposed four Bank Holidays to celebrate the Saints of each Constituent Country of the United Kingdom.
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson In the country of Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. “Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged […]
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Considering world events, where terrorists have utilised various vehicles as their weapon of choice, and the dreadful loss of life and injury of innocent people, especially targeting Police in particular (in France and London in the past few weeks), it is inevitable that the UK Police have now put […]
AP photo By Rupen Savoulian In Australia, politicians of all stripes are conducting a national conversation about the origins, rise and ways to challenge the fundamentalist militia Islamic State (IS).
Reuters photo By Hazel Speed Sometimes, it is said, that people can wait for something for so long, that when the optimum moment arrives, the message has been superseded by events, or usurped by others.
AFP photo By Imad Zafar Finally after a long wait, the verdict of the Panama Papers case in Pakistan has been announced. Five judges gave a lease of life to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by not disqualifying him on the petition filed by Imran Khan and company.
Tyler Hicks By Joe Khamisi Anyone following the political developments in Kenya must be worried, very worried, about the state of lawlessness as the country approaches a consequential general election less than four months away.
HOC photo By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time yesterday, (followed by the Prime Minister’s statement, then debate, after which a vote took place in respect of a snap General Election), was such a loud, bawdy and undignified affair, that I am sure the historic Hellfire Club would seem more sedate in comparison.
Reuters photo By Tom Arms The Lady turned—big time.
SNP photo By Hazel Speed It has been quite sickening to watch the broadcasts today – already ‘wall to wall’ arguing-the-toss between political parties.
PA photo By Hazel Speed Yesterday morning, Mrs May made a surprise announcement outside No 10 Downing Street that she will be putting forth a Motion in Parliament on Wednesday in accordance with the Fixed Term Parliament Act in the hope she will achieve a two thirds vote to have a General Election on […]
PA photo By Hazel Speed The NHS have been offering bribes to GPs (and who knows if others are also being similarly approached), in the hope they accept what they are being offered so that GPs will stop sending patients to hospitals, regardless of need.
AP photo By Hazel Speed Ruth Ellis was the last person to hang in England (in 1955), and even then, there are those who think she was not guilty of the crime or that at worst, it was manslaughter but then again she may have been protecting someone else, the real murderer.
Reuters photo By Rupen Savoulian A few months back, I wrote of a constant refrain in my life – being told to go back to where I come from. I elaborated the reasons why this particular slogan keeps recurring, why it is totally unnecessary, counterproductive and irritating, and why it should stop. This phrase […]
AFP photo By Hazel Speed Those of us who recall The Bay of Pigs, even though we were children, just by listening to the news and hearing what our parents thought on the issues, we knew that we were at risk of missiles being used. Everyone was nervous. The same feeling has now returned, […]
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “It is 9 o’clock, do you know where your children are?” – Frank Olize, popular retired NTA anchorman.
Kirill Kudryavtsev/Reuters By Tom Arms What now in Syria? Will Russia drop its support For Assad? Will the US intervene? Will Assad stay in power? Will Russia come out on top?
AP photo By Imad Zafar Mishal Khan was a 23 year old student of Mass Communication at the Abul Wali Khan university, situated in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was an intelligent, witty and peace loving young man, and a critic of hypocrital values, traditions and the political system.
The Red Dress image By Hazel Speed Thomas Demetrio, is the name of a Chicago Lawyer which commands respect, (and again, currently, as he seeks to achieve considerable damages on behalf of his Client, Dr Dao), as this ‘Perry Mason’ styled Lawyer is accustomed to taking on the airline industry, inclusive of fatalities through […]
By Joe Khamisi Should it or should it not be legalized? That is the question.
AFP photo By Hazel Speed UK Education Secretary, Justine Greening, is currently selling ‘new lamps for old’ as she touts around the joys of grammar schools!
Reuters photo By Ogunniyi Abayomi A military infused organised democracy or liberal system of government?
Reuters photo By Imad Zafar Someone once asked an ex French President why he did not marry. He answered, “I was looking for my ideal woman all my life.” The person asked “So you did not find your ideal?,” to which the President replied “No, I actually found my ideal woman but her ideal […]
Reuters photo By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Once upon a time, a parrot and sparrow went to a forest. The forest had no sign of existing life. The parrot commented that only an imprudent will agree to live here because it is such a deserted place…
AFP photo By Imad Zafar Humans in the stone age traditionally had armed gangs to solve disputes. Whoever had a big gang and arms was ultimately the winner in the end.