Talkin’ ’bout my Generation

For years, I never went to Glasto. Then one year my children decided I was old enough and now I go on Sundays. I love it. Where else can 50,000 people in a muddy field sing happy birthday to the Dalai Lama, as we did last year? There is of course a generation thing. In […]

Mr Assange’s Doubtful Victory

Julian Assange appeared on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy on 5th February 2016 to proclaim ‘a victory that cannot be denied’. If so, was the Opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention about his case a victory for Wikileaks (of which Mr Assange is the co-founder and prime mover) and its noble […]

Of Wars and Peaces

Did you enjoy the latest BBC adaptation of War and Peace? I have been thinking about War and Peace a lot – so much, that I have had a dream about it. I dreamed I was in the pub down the road. It was crowded and I was trying to get a drink. Standing next […]