April 2014 (4)
Apr 23 2014 12:00AM
Why domestic workers from the Philippines don’t watch football
Compare and contrast. In a few years’ time several hundred professional footballers from all over the world will arrive in the Gulf state of Qatar to take part in the 2022 World Cup. Young men, along with hundreds of others - physiothe...
Apr 17 2014 4:00PM
This Easter don't play the monopoly of persecution game
David Cameron saying he’s “evangelical” about his Christian beliefs is all well and good (though I somehow doubt this means he gets on buses and proclaims passages from the Bible, as Nigerians and other Africans in my bit of east Londo...
Apr 7 2014 1:58PM
Algeria’s election: a date with destiny
It’s never a great idea to talk of 'parallels' between events in different countries at different times, but - forgive me! - here’s one anyway ... Last year Egypt’s military ousted a democratically-elected president and soon after that...
Apr 1 2014 4:39PM
The Chain that's throttling Bahrain
Forget 6 Music and 1Xtra - since the death of John Peel and Radio 3 Jazz Record Requests’ ill-judged ditching of the excellent Geoffrey Smith, the only regular music on the radio I listen to is ... er, Desert Island Discs. Hmm. And Des...