Monthly Archives: March 2013

Michael Caine Exhibition at the Museum of London

During lunchtime yesterday I popped into the Museum of London near the Barbican. It is a really wonderful museum with amazing artifacts from London’s history going back thousands of years to Stone Age times and earlier. An added bonus during … Continue reading

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“Abu Qatada? Odd Name. Has a Long Beard Too? Boot Him Out!”

Yesterday’s ruling by the Appeals Court which rejected the Home Secretary, Theresa May’s, latest attempt to deport the Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, restores some hope in our criminal justice system. Theresa May – like many Home Secretary’s – has long … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Campaign Against Haitham al-Haddad

I have been sent a link to an astonishing leaked email which on the face of it appears to have been authored by Usama Hasan of the Quilliam Foundation asking for supporters to sign an open letter against the ‘hate … Continue reading

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Cisco: Here’s To Humanity

On Tuesday I went along to a Cisco conference in London where they were showcasing their latest mobility technologies. I work as a network engineer so it is always nice to know what new product offerings are out there. At … Continue reading

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The Examined Life: Don’t Praise Kids For Their ‘Cleverness’

I purchased the above-mentioned book by Stephen Grosz last month after seeing it at the top of the sales chart in the Guardian Bookstore. Grosz is a psychoanalyst based in London of over twenty-five years standing and his book The … Continue reading

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