Politics

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 […]
April 17, 2016

Marcus East’s TEDx Talk on Dark Technology

Last night I gave my first TEDx talk on what I have labelled ‘Dark Technology’ at the TEDx event at the University of Manchester. It was an honour to be part of such an interesting and stimulating event, and a privilege to have been given an opportunity to share some of my thoughts on things that are so important to me! I wanted to share my thoughts on how humanity is struggling to cope with the pace of technological change that is being driven by commercial and scientific advances in technology, and the possible dangers that could exist in a […]
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 […]