It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Life, it seems, has a funny way of mimicking art – so is the case with profound pieces of work at least. Of course, drawing parallels between George Orwell’s 1984 and the current political climate is a battered cliché that theContinue reading “The Age of Big Brother”
Dear reader, Happy Easter. There is no doubt that I write to you in strange and uncertain times. To say they are frightening also is surely an understatement, but my fears, I suspect, are placed elsewhere to most. More is to follow on this shortly, but first I must offer you a lengthy disclaimer ofContinue reading “An Easter Message from a Concerned Journalist”
A mafia runs editors. Freedom of the press is dead. Journalists and ordinary people must stand up.
The following is a response to the New Yorker’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
He fled Saddam Hussein’s atrocities in Iraq 15 years ago. Now, Alan Ahmad is happily settled in Hull and hoping to qualify as a black cab driver. But when the 28-year-old went to Calais and Dunkirk to help with the humanitarian effort last month, the horrors of being a refugee came flooding back. He wasContinue reading “The Jungle: ‘I tried not to cry in front of them, but I couldn’t hold it back’”
As a young boy, he saw his father die from the torture inflicted on him by a brutal regime. Haroldo Herrera-Richmond was just two years old when Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship took power in Chile. Now a Hull city councillor after coming to England, Cllr Herrera-Richmond is well qualified to speak on the global refugee crisis.