Category Archives: Politics


I haven’t written in a while. The events in Cyprus (and beyond) in the past few months have left me disillusioned and confused. The elections and subsequent economic collapse in Cyprus, and all I see and hear around me made … Continue reading

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End game?

  In the last couple of years I’ve been absorbed by travel & exploration literature. Not the Bill Bryson type, but the pioneering type. It fascinates me how for thousands of years there were whole continents with civilizations carving their … Continue reading

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Egypt clamps down on blogger

Sand Monkey is the most famous Egyptian blogger, and wrote this piece before his blog was blocked. Reblogged from Antonis’ blog. This gripping account of despair and hope was written this morning by Egypt’s top blogger and activist Sandmonkey. Now … Continue reading

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Fees, cuts and rises in pay: David Eastwood shows the way

  Smug In a week that saw Fernando Torres move to Chelsea for a British record fee of £50m, it was also announced that the Vice Chancellor at Birmingham University received a stunning 11% rise to his pay, bringing it … Continue reading

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>Bah humbug! No World Cup for England. Back to the protests then.

> What disaster! What a huge injustice and monumental failure of the system to send the 2018 World Cup to the home of football. What a blow to the English (British) economy. As the tabloids (and not only) are screaming … Continue reading

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> 10 policemen beat 2 handcuffed students on the pavement, in Nicosia, Cyprus. Click here to see the video (Politis newspaper). Yesterday these thugs were found innocent by a Cypriot court. The court did not accept the video, filmed by … Continue reading

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