May 20, 2018

What a wonderful day to be British! 🇬🇧

It was a real privilege to be back in England to experience the euphoria, warmth and spectacle of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle… In world riven with so much conflict, hatred and sorrow, it was wonderful to take a moment to share in the happiness of a beautiful couple so obviously in love, a nation so clearly delighted for them and to reflect on how special it is to be British. It was a reminder that love conquers all and that family is the most important thing in life. Watching the genuine affection between Harry and […]
March 17, 2018

The immigration of Marcus East, CTO of National Geographic…

July 2, 2016

Brexit: The Human Cost

It has been a tumultuous week in British and global politics, and whilst I have adopted a pragmatic approach to the result of the Brexit referendum — embracing the vote to Leave, even though I voted to Remain — on reflection, I may have focused too much on the strong economic arguments that countries like the UK, Norway and Switzerland are better off outside the EU, and not enough on the human impact. Today I went to my local dry cleaners, and spoke to the husband and wife team who have built an incredibly successful business in the heart of […]
June 24, 2016

Brexit: an historic day that will change the world

Brexit: a historic day that will change the world Whilst I voted to Remain in the EU, I woke today to hear the news about the British people’s decision to leave to European Union and was immediately filled with excitement and pride. In reality, no one can predict the likely outcome of the two-year process that we will now enter into to leave the European Union. My arguments to remain were economic, but my heart told me that we should be leaving. Having exercised my democratic rights, and having seen my fellow Brits exercise theirs, today there is a sense […]
June 24, 2016

If you didn’t vote in Brexit, your opinion is not valid.

  This is a little message for those who were entitled to vote yesterday in the UK EU Referendum, but didn’t – I don’t care what you think about the result; your opinion on the matter is not valid to me. People fought and died to give us all the vote, and yet still some of you were too lazy to go out and cast your vote yesterday, but now have the gall to complain about the outcome. If you couldn’t be bothered to vote – to exercise a right afforded to you by the blood, sweat and tears of […]
November 18, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | LHC nears restart after repairs

NOVEMBER 18, 2009 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could restart as early as this weekend after more than a year of repairs. But officials have avoided giving an exact date for sending beams of protons around the 27km (17 mile) circular tunnel which houses the collider. The LHC was first switched on in 2008, but had to be shut down when a faulty electrical connection caused one tonne of helium to leak into the tunnel. via BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | LHC nears restart after repairs. I have always enjoyed science and have long been fascinated by the potential […]