Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

I’m going to give up radio and become an international art thief. Right now, I’m the Programme Director at Fix Radio in London. The radio station is in Bankside, not far from the Tate Modern. Every lunchtime this week, I’ve been going over there and looking at the art. I’ve started thinking about how hard […]


Sweet S.A.!

11Jul16

Why does Britain impose sanctions on some countries but not others? While the South African government practiced the system of apartheid, the United Kingdom (and 24 other nations including the United States) passed laws placing various trade sanctions on that country. The time that apartheid was allowed to exist in South Africa has been described […]


Home Truth

28Nov15

The War Office changed its name to the Ministry of Defence in 1964. Now they should just go ahead and change it back. The Prime Minister, David Cameron is saying that we should bomb Islamic State militants in Syria and that Britain cannot afford to stand aside. But we’re not standing aside, we’re doing our […]


God Only Knows

22Nov15

In the darkness surrounding what happened in Paris, there was a tiny glimmer of light. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the terror attacks in Paris caused him to “doubt” the presence of God. He said he reacted with “profound sadness” at the events and was left asking where God was in the French […]


Brain Child

29Dec14

Some parents give their kids way too much responsibility. One of them paid for that today. Julie works in retail, it’s a busy time of year. Things get slowed down when kids are involved in the transaction stage of a purchase. When paying by card, some parents get the child to put the card in […]