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Seventy years on and Camus’s The Plague still has the power to make us change our lives

Trevor Grundy | 5 April, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Seventy years on and Camus’s The Plague still has the power disturb and change our ways   By Trevor Grundy   Books should be reviewed when they’re relevant, not just…   Read more >

Former Supreme Court judge warns that Britain could be heading towards a police state

Trevor Grundy | 30 March, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

Former Supreme Court judge warns that Britain could be heading towards a police state By Trevor Grundy London, March 30, 2020 – – -The British public, the police, politicians and…   Read more >

Boris Johnson’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis a “national scandal” says editor of The Lancet

Trevor Grundy | 27 March, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

A “national scandal” The editor of the  prestigious medical journal The Lancet has hit out at Boris Johnson’s government over the way it has handled the  corronavirus epidemic and condemning…   Read more >

Late night applause in Britain for doctors and nurses working to save our lives

Trevor Grundy | 27 March, 2020 | Category: Current News

At 8pm on Thursday, as darkness fell across the UK, millions of people stood at their front doors and open windows, in gardens and on balconies, to raise a thunderous…   Read more >

Gareth Jones lives again in a ground-breaking film about genocide in the Ukraine

Trevor Grundy | 6 March, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

The Polish director of “Mr Jones – 1933, The Holodomor” says that this is a film that tells the most important story you will ever watch. But some Russia-watchers argue…   Read more >

Traditional religious beliefs can fuel the spread of killer viruses in Africa and Asia

Trevor Grundy | 4 March, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

First published in the October 2015 edition of the Zambian monthly magazine “The Bulletin and Record”   President Obama says that if the Ebola virus mutates –making it even more…   Read more >

Remembering Spanish Flu that swept the world after the First World War (1914-1918)

Trevor Grundy | 4 March, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

History (From articles published in Politicsweb (South Africa) Cold Type (Canada) and Asian Affairs (London) in August 2014) The rise of antibiotic superbugs poses what the British Prime Minister David…   Read more >

Malice in Wonderland – A Commonwealth saga that grows ‘curiouser and curiouser’ by the day

Trevor Grundy | 21 February, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

  By Trevor Grundy   “Curiouser and curiouser,” exclaimed Alice when she came across Tweedledum and Tweedledee at the Pool of Tears in Lewis Carroll’s  Alice in Wonderland. Un-grammatical but…   Read more >

Hungary 1945-2020: Shoes along the River Danube

Trevor Grundy | 11 February, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

    By Trevor Grundy February 11, 2020   Jews in Hungary are this week remembering the “liberation” of Budapest after a 50-day siege by the Red Army 75 years…   Read more >

The Commonwealth’s “Baroness Shameless” is told to get a grip or go

Trevor Grundy | 5 February, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

  At a time when Britain is looking to friends outside the European Union, New Zealand has pulled its funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the London – based body that…   Read more >