Category Archives: united kingdom

Jamaica’s National ID Card Programme – Costly?

I am no fan of the proposed national ID card system in Jamaica. Having worked around government databases for 3 decades, I have learnt that society has to  question a government’s desire to hold more information on its citizens. The … Continue reading

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Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes Magazine came out recently with its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Rank/Name Country Category 1.    Angela Merkel Germany Politics 2.    Theresa May UK Politics 3.    Christine Largarde (IMF) France Economy 4.    Marry Barra (GM) US Automotive … Continue reading

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Amber Rudd: Windrush Scandal’s Real Winner

It has been a terrible week for some victims of the Windrush scandal and those of us who support their ongoing fight for respect, justice and compensation. First, we had written confirmation from current Home Secretary Sajid Javid that at least … Continue reading

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Bailey vs Khan – London 2020

Shaun Bailey, 47, was recently selected as the Conservative Party’s candidate for the 2020 Mayor of London race. This announcement has not made a big splash beyond political media circles. But it really should. Shaun Bailey is black of Jamaican … Continue reading

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David Lammy – GQ’s Politician of the Year for Windrush. How Come?

Labour MP David Lammy was recently named Politician of the Year by GQ Magazine’s Men of the Year Award ceremony. GQ explained that they gave Lammy the award for his work on the Windrush scandal. There has been lots of praise … Continue reading

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David Lewis 1923 – 2018

Wilton David Lewis 1 April 1923 – 29 June 2018 Affectionately known as “Mass Wilton”, “Bredda Lew”, “Daddy Lew”, “Missa Lewis” and in his younger days…”Bishop Twenty Nine” My dad died in the early hours of 29th June in his … Continue reading

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May’s Russian Bluff over Salisbury

The political fallout from the alleged nerve agent Salisbury attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia should never have happened. The diplomatic mess caused by Prime Minister Theresa May is embarrassing. Not that the wider British … Continue reading

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