The recent floods in Manila reminded me that we are at the whim of natural disasters and our changing climate
The Committee for Standards in Public Life, it sounds so stimulating and enthralling does it not?
When Liberal Democrat MPs decide this week how to vote on the Health and Social Care Bill most will have to decide how much they are willing to compromise on fundamental values.
David Cameron is a lucky man. Just when things seemed to be getting messy in Libya, when the word 'stalemate' was being heard more and more often and when there was seemingly a collective slumping of the international shoulders and an acceptance that we were in it for the long run, the rebels toppled Gaddafi. With Gaddafi gone, Cameron may think he can breath a sigh of relief. Whilst he can certainly be pleased with the fact an undeniably evil dictator is gone, there are a whole host of problems - at home and abroad - that now need to be addressed.
Yet another tragedy exposed by the recent London riots is the story of the 11yr old who stole a waste paper bin. And who according to Scotland Yard is the youngest rioter in London to face prosecution.
Commentators on the left and right are confusingly comparing Libya and Iraq and deducing erroneous conclusions; they are ignoring some very fundamenta...
What is needed is a young person's party of the United Kingdom, not a party that reflects the wishes of young working people, but that is theirs.
Whether one agrees that Britain should have taken a leading role in the Libyan conflict or not, there are a number of key issues that seem to have been forgotten or simply poorly reported in the mainstream media.
It isn't when people are proved right that they become convinced of the righteousness of their arguments. It is when they have been proved wrong.
What caused the riots? For perhaps the first time this year, the Sun and the Guardian were in agreement - or at least their pollsters were.
Apparently, the man doesn't believe in climate change. That's a bit like saying you don't believe in Tracey Emin.
We must wish the Libyan people well, put away our ulterior motives and understand that an open, democratic Libya is in the interests of the people of Libya and everyone else, and there is no need for any country to try to gain special advantage.
he Tory government is punishing rioters by evicting them and their families from their homes, slapping them with heavy handed prison sentences, proposing to block social networking web sites during future outbreaks, and even trying to revoke the government benefits that some enjoy.
My five-hour journey between Beijing and Shanghai passed without any difficulty - in fact people were staring at me due to the complexion of my face r...
There was something in Starkey's argument that does merit consideration. Underneath the rant about 'white becoming black', and 'black culture' being at blame - he was correct to point to a sub-culture in which glamourised violence and lack of respect for other people.
The tragic death of Richard Mannington Bowes, who was attacked by rioters on last week, raises a difficult question. Should bystanders intervene when they see crime (or should I say criminality?) on our streets?