Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi will be in Britain this week. 22 June 2012 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader, received her Honorary...

The remarkable Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia

I recently met Jimmy Wales, the remarkable man who launched Wikipedia in 2001. For anyone who may not have used Wikipedia – and there can’t be many internet users who haven’t– Wikipedia is a free open content internet encyclopaedia which has transformed access to...

Reflections on Local Elections 2012

Traditionally, the first Thursday of May is local election day. This weekend, spare a thought for those good local councillors who have lost seats, not because of local issues, but because the electorate wanted to punish Messrs.Cameron and Clegg. I cut my teeth in...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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