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The Age of Big Brother

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”

Alan Ahmad in Dunkirk refugee camp

The Jungle: ‘I tried not to cry in front of them, but I couldn’t hold it back’

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’”