Accusations of news outlets exhibiting a bias is a commonplace criticism I’ve grown accustomed to, and frankly quite bored of. During the Gaza conflict of 2014, the BBC received over 900 complaints of showing a pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli bias, closely followed by over 800 complaints for a pro-Israeli/anti-Palestinian bias. The most complaints received that month were about playing … More Confronting the inevitablity of bias
Earlier this year, in the lead up to the UK general election, health care was a hot topic. With an ageing population, increasing rates of obesity and the rising incidence of cancer, it was clear that money alone could not solve this problem. However, the only solutions discussed by politicians, the media and the people, … More The NHS doesn’t need a stronger economy, it needs a nation that cares about its health
Having spent several months in North America, I’ve now grown well accustomed to the tipping culture on this side of the pond. In Montréal, it’s the easiest – they’ll make sure you know when you need to tip and sometimes they’ll even be kind enough to let you know how much they were expecting from … More An Englishman’s thoughts on Tipping
Whilst travelling around the states last summer, I was shocked by the sheer number of ‘panhandlers’ I encountered. In Denver, it seemed as though many of these people asking for money were simply the ‘hippy’ type looking for some help to get on with their travels. But the further west we travelled, the more it … More Should we give to panhandlers?