UK CULTURE WARS – DIVERSITY AND THE FUTURE OF POLITICS

. . . AND HOW THE RIGHT DIVIDES US I live in one of the hippest areas in the world – according to the San Francisco Chronicle - a district which saw the industrial revolution, then dereliction and now redevelopment. We have both a discount supermarket and a convenience store that stocks Bollinger. Where the [...]

WoManchester

When I first moved to Manchester with my family all I knew was that George Best lived here! In retrospect I think he had already moved on, but he cast a giant shadow. Later I realised that the city was not only the home of football, but of radicalism and of a multi-cultural population which [...]

TERRORISM IN OUR CITIES

  This is written in anger – it may be controversial - but frankly if you believe 'that there are good people on both sides', that there is violence 'on all sides, on all sides' – then get back to tweeting and read Breitbart. I am furious that these inadequate unfeeling people are trying to [...]

Personal thoughts on Manchester and terrorism

One month after the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena how has the city reacted. We have just celebrated Manchester Day - a colourful parade of community groups through the city centre - in steaming hot temperatures. I live in the city centre, the main road always rings with the sound of sirens as we are [...]