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I’m a published author with a track record in explaining complex issues such as the digital economy and the Middle East as well as issues surrounding personal development. I’ve scripted programmes and interviews and helped numerous people express themselves better over the years.
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Introduction Over the years many people have asked me what it’s like knowing Arabic, but it’s not actually an easy question to answer or, at least, to give a simple short answer. My responses have varied depending on whether the questioner is monoglot or knows other languages; whether they already know Arabic, or are Muslim; and […]
Human rights have evolved from being about the basics of life, food, education and health to other more nuanced issues, and in some cases one ‘right to…’ competes with another ‘right to…’. How does our society in Britain approach such competitions? For me, gender equality is not only an absolute right but a hard-won bedrock of our society. Sure, men […]
Please note that I partially rewrote this post in November 2016. While the fundamental problems remained, the political scene had transformed in the 3 years since I originally wrote it especially after the vote to leave the European Union. Scroll to the bottom for another map and a drone video from Deal Pier (2014). It’s […]