Category Archives: Pêle-Mêle

Britain’s Christian political class?

 In these times of upcoming European elections, Scottish independence and looming general elections, the question of identity is back at the heart of the public debate. What is Britain? – Who is Britain? – What should Britain be? Where does … Continue reading

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Strike: ghost of the past

October 31st, 2013: The nation-wide strike in higher education today shows how strikes are no longer conceived as adequate forms of protest. Members of staff went on strike today at the University of York as part of national movement in … Continue reading

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World water day: one day activism

Today is World Water Day. I have to admit that I had no idea that such event existed until my newly set up twitter established #water as the trend for the day. So apparently water is in today and we should … Continue reading

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In the cyberspace jungle: think fast and change slow

Laptop, lead, socket, Internet connection and a comfortable sofa: are you ready to tune in? If so far so good, with a few clicks and a couple of tabs, the world becomes all yours! #superpower When there are so many fleeting … Continue reading

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The anti-loneliness soup bowl & frustrated desires

In society driven by the ticking of the clock, boredom is no longer a luxury we treat ourselves to. The MisoSoupDesign company spotted in our hyperactive behaviour a potential market exploitable until eyes pop out of their orbit, brains exhausts themselves and … Continue reading

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Is university enough?

Although university is often described as the best time of your life -which seems pretty depressing if good times should only last three or four years- the main reason why people still bother, is the prospect ofsomeday getting a job. ©Wikimedia Commons; Image … Continue reading

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“Who is the best model for Britain today: Jesus or Mohammed?”

A man standing on a stool on the north-east corner of Hyde Park reached out to the small crowd gathered around.  His voice was strong and the tone slightly aggressive. Yet, the rows of people who were forming around him … Continue reading

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