With the global vaccine roll out in full swing and a staggered return to normality in sight, governments around the world are hard pressed on getting their economies back up to pre-pandemic levels of output. The public health catastrophe of COVID-19 has put the economic status of many nations in less than ideal positions, calling … Continue reading The Investment Series: Economic Recovery & Inflation
Category: Current Affairs
George Floyd, One Year On
The American dream is a really good story. It’s been told in words, songs and films for centuries, captivating the imaginations, ambitions and dreams of people all across the world. That dream (we’re told) belongs to all, regardless of where they come from. Or, as the framers of the American Constitution put it: “We hold … Continue reading George Floyd, One Year On
Uighur Muslims: The 21st Century Holocaust
In history lessons based on the Jewish Holocaust, we were told 'never again.' It is the year 2021. It's been going on, it's still here, and it's been silenced for long enough. Who are the Uighurs? Xinjiang is China's largest administrative territory, bordering eight countries – Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India. … Continue reading Uighur Muslims: The 21st Century Holocaust
“Soro Soke!” #Endsars: From Twitter to the Streets.
End Sars protests in London With chants of ‘Soro Soke!’ (Yoruba word for Speak Up) and ‘Buhari is a bad boy', African communities in the UK shouted, walked and prayed in solidarity with their fellow Nigerians against SARS and police brutality across Nigeria. Protests spread over London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities. ‘I'm only here … Continue reading “Soro Soke!” #Endsars: From Twitter to the Streets.
The Green Economy Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here
Climate change has become one of the most important issues of our time. With increasing demand for change, entrepreneurs and innovators have sprung into action, bringing with them the green economy.
Not so ‘United’ Kingdom
The year 2016 saw one of the biggest referendum events of a lifetime – the EU referendum. Four years and three prime ministers later, the future of the UK’s European position still hangs in a precarious limbo. But alas, we wait on the looming no-deal Brexit of 31st December 2020 (this my personal pessimistic prediction). … Continue reading Not so ‘United’ Kingdom
The Silver Lining
Finally, the month of results and graduation is among us. The end of an era, the end of a chapter. Going through the motions of something that feels like it’s never ending makes it hard to take a breather and look at the journey. You kinda get all focused on when it will all come … Continue reading The Silver Lining
The End of a Chapter
Well, where do I start? My university journey has flown by and I can now say that I am a graduate after 4 long years. 2020 has been a particularly weird year for many reasons – Pop Smoke, Kobe Bryant & his daughter, George Floyd, Corona, the cake craze on Twitter and Premier League football … Continue reading The End of a Chapter
For the first time in 4 years I have no commitments, no coursework, no exams. Literally nothing to do. University no longer has me in a chokehold, and I couldn’t feel freer. I won’t even front and act like University was easy because it wasn’t but graduating during a global pandemic, now that is extra … Continue reading What’s Next?
It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint
2020 What a year to graduate ay? They say graduation should be a day filled with jubilation and ecstasy. A sense of accomplishment should engulf you as your hard work and late nights grafting in the dungeon will all be remunerated when you walk across that stage, shake your dean’s hand and do a little … Continue reading It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Run Your Race
Uni complete. Boy has it been a journey. It's been full ups and downs. Periods of depression and self-doubt, periods of excitement and joy and it’s a feeling of alleviation just to be able to say “I am done”. To even really deep that a good few times I really wanted to drop out, I … Continue reading Run Your Race
What’s your calling in life? Big question I know. I personally think I know the answer to this question, but life hands you a few curveballs and then you’re doubting myself, like proper doubting yourself. An existential crisis is when an individual starts to wonder what life means, and what their calling or purpose is. … Continue reading Existential Crisis
Where are you going?
So, where are you going? An incredibly ambiguous question right? You might already have some idea of where this blog is headed. In any case, lets progress. I’ll start with an incredibly powerful quote from a book I’ve recently started: “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a … Continue reading Where are you going?
Race and Politics – Is there a place for ethnic minorities in the current system?
From FO's Perspectives At the end of Last year, I wrote an article touching on the relationship between ethnic minorities and their voting patterns, highlighting how they tend to stay to the left of the political spectrum due to their voting rational (individual vs community). One of the key premises was that they tend to … Continue reading Race and Politics – Is there a place for ethnic minorities in the current system?
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus
From FO's Perspectives Since coming to our attention in Wuhan, China in November 2019, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly spread throughout the globe, destabilizing communities, nations, and continents as its impact starts to become more pertinently felt with steeply rising infection numbers and death tolls. Coronavirus is a disease caused by SARS, where the virus … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Coronavirus
When the Headlines Become your Reality
Dealing with the Death(-by-Knife) of a Loved One (A Young Person’s Perspective) You watch the news and think you’re safe, that your world is a world away from such matters, as if these types of things could never happen to you. London. A place I – like many others – call “home”. A place that’s … Continue reading When the Headlines Become your Reality
Let’s talk Brexit!
Theresa May said this... Boris Johnson is doing a madness and who the hell is Donald Tusk?? This UK is done out here! As a lot of you know (or should know), the United Kingdom is going through a political roller-coaster right now. Probably the biggest moves in the world of Euro Politics since the … Continue reading Let’s talk Brexit!
Not so ‘Social’ Media
"Our continual connection to social media makes us prone to new forms of viral emotional effects. These are not media designed for calm reflection. With their constant presence, we have less and less mental space to step back and think." Robert Greene in The Laws of Human Nature As a young person growing up in the … Continue reading Not so ‘Social’ Media