Leaders fly to Saudi to pay respects to Abdullah. Should they?
David Cameron is flying to Riyadh to pay respects to the late Saudi King, Abdullah, a man who has ruled over a country that comes down hard on women's rights, supports extreme religious courts and suppressed by force initiatives to move away from an absolute monarchy.
Cameron is going as the official representative of the British People. If he asked us, what would we think?Read More
Virgin Partners up with OneWeb to bring internet to the whole globe via the largest constellation of Satellites yet envisaged.
As our reliance on computer technology grows, what will a totally connected world feel like?
- New packs to be covered in slime
- Almost impossible to pick up
- Make your coat pockets disgusting
- Added sewer odour to be introduced
As the Sun that spins slowly round us wakes me from my slumber, and the moon and the stars are puffed out like candles, I stretch and think, "Oh, yes, the world is only 6000 ish years old!"
It is that comfort of knowing that for one day we can throw all that inconvenient scientific evidence in the bin, and put back on our silly heads.
It is a no brainer - there is a complete difference between your ordinary Muslim and what is known as an Islamic Terrorists.
And yet we spend all our time linking them together and then expecting one side to explain the other and... it is a mess and it is hurting everyone.
It is this big new beast that has been growing like a parasite. It creeps up on you and shoves rubbish onto your computer or phone when you are desperately trying to do something else.
It tracks you down and nags you till you bleed.
Tom Bennett, penning a piece for the Times Educational Supplement, has said that a lot of homework is a pointless exercise.
To the whoops of joy from pupils around the country, it begs the question of whether we are getting education right in any way at all in the modern world.
Watch out! 2015 has landed.
Oh, come on, you have to have known it would come along at sometime, didn't you? Well, here it is and what can we expect? British general election, Alex Salmond being reborn, Nigel Fararge everywhere, more climate change, more struggling economies and then all the dark stuff like ISIS and Windows 10. You may not want to read this....
As Vladimir Putin tightens his grip over the state of Russia and some worry that he is eyeing up his beloved old Soviet territories, are we soon to see a new Iron Curtain descend across the continent of Europe?
But this will not be a curtain built from the corrupted fabric of idealism, but one built from greed and control and using the cold blade of economics - assuming Russia does not go broke first.
Election fever is about to hit the country whether we want it to or not and a huge part of that is going to be me sitting here watching each of the party politicians rip holes in the other partys' politicians.
But are we really interested in what they have to say about each other.
January the first, 2015 is the day that new VAT rules come into force that will mean that tiny little companies all over the world will find selling to EU customers a complete pain in the arse.
One again, government proves it is completely out of touch.