Understanding its mandate & not kowtowing to financiers or extremists.
For the political leaders of the European Union, it's easy to lose perspective.
Lose enough to not notice when they're falling behind in their duty. Their duty to serve the people of its member states. When that duty is truly...
In writing about Welsh identity, you're writing amidst almost 2000 years of tradition and culture: not an easy task. Let me focus on the Anglo-Welsh literary tradition, then.
Simply put: Anglo-Welsh literature is writing, written in English, by Welsh writers.
We have had, will always have, a great bardic...
With the recent Scottish Independence Referendum, Britain has been shaken. What once was considered complacent is now up for question. This makes clear that the United Kingdom is an unhappy one, disunited - some of us have known it for some time. As one of the most unequal countries in...
I received some great news this month about a project I'd love to make happen: with my partner company, Pavegen, I've been shortlisted for the Playable City Award 2014.
The Playable City Award looks to create projects that will reconfigure cities with technology but as more...
At least once in their life, everyone asks 'What's the purpose of my work?'
Not to generalize at all - of course - but writers, specifically, ask 'Will these words last?'
'What difference do they make?'
'How will it last the ages?'
'Is it true?'
We know we're on the cusp.
As a species, we almost always are.
But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scientist, Professor Cox, said - we're making more discoveries per day than we ever have before.
I'm an optimist in many...
"China's power is on the rise."
"India's capability worries the west."
If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?'
What's your first response?
If you ask most people that question, they'll respond with misplaced nostalgia.
Considering the torrent of historical novels from the last...
In 1858, London's air was so polluted that they called it the year of The Great Stink. Back then, we didn't have proper sewers and it was only in that year that parliament finally agreed that London needed them.
In this year, 2013, Thames Water says they need to raise...