Part of my studies with the Open University is the study of international relations. Recently we did this quiz, which is about intervention in the face of humanitarian abuse. You can try the exercise here: http://www2.open.ac.uk/openlearn/savingsetrus/ I scored 78% with strong legal and political score and a neutral humanitarian score. I you would like to…… Continue reading Simulated Human Rights
As ever I am very grateful to my editor, Sarah, at the http://www.starandcrescent.org.uk for her time, patience and guidance with my satirical contributions. I put this one together to celebrate the start of a new fiscal year, to celebrate Portsmouth City Councils tawdry last year and to squeeze it all into the theme of the…… Continue reading some Portsmouth-centric satire
Trump: the international realist Or How to get ahead and alienate people. Things seem to settle down somewhat in the White House for the last 5 days or so. I wonder if they have a board up in the White house staff break room that reads, ‘Days since we had a total whirlwind of…… Continue reading Trump: the International Realist or ‘how to get ahead and alienate people’
This is a short blog to celebrate the governance in my home town of Portsmouth. Just a little story that I would commend to some satire. Portsmouth used to have a community hub arts centre in a local park. Run by volunteers it was a hub for people to learn and enjoy creating art…… Continue reading Cultured Portsmouth
I study with the open university, which I do enjoy greatly, however I wanted to share my blog post from the Open University site with everyone here: My concern here is the level of marks and grade boundaries at the OU compared to bricks and mortar universities. I would be very interested to hear…… Continue reading Open University study
Binary: relating to, using, or denoting a system of numerical notation that has 2 rather than 10 as a base. Binary. The language of a modern computer driven world. Instead of a range of value across a scale of 1 to10, a spectrum or continuum, binary uses a system of a value of 2…… Continue reading binary language
Brexit, from the UK perspective.
Oh my, how many words, insults and offended philosophies have been thrown at the subject of Brexit.