A GREAT BRITISH VIEW
A creeping culture of impunity
by Daniel Pruce - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1215, in a riverside meadow just outside London, King John of England applied his seal to the Magna Carta.
Fighting the illegal wildlife trade
by Daniel Pruce - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, the United Kingdom is hosting the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference.
Disability: A long neglected issue
by Daniel Pruce - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Next week, on 24 July, the United Kingdom will be hosting the Global Disability Summit.
The Great British Festival: A unique celebration
by Daniel Pruce - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
This Friday, 23 February, I’ll be launching the Great British Festival: a unique country-wide celebration of the UK and our links with the Philippines.
Work in progress
by Asif Ahmad - June 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is customary for an outgoing ambassador to send a report back to his home country setting out what has been achieved. As so much of our diplomatic work has been done in public, it is only right that you too should...
Interference in affairs
by Asif Ahmad - May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the history of diplomacy, it is not unknown for governments to cite interference in affairs when their policies and actions are subject to critical analysis and comment.
Slaves in a modern world
by Asif Ahmad - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
If you thought slavery, which Britain abolished over 180 years ago, was restricted to a dismal passage of inhuman history, then think again.
Wheels of justice
by Asif Ahmad - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
As a young boy, my grandfather, who was a member of the judiciary in Bengal, used to allow me to sit next to him in court, as well as listen to the pleadings of chained prisoners who came to his house for parole...
Converging national and global interests
by Asif Ahmad - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
It seems that nationalist fervour is a global phenomenon.
Responsibility and accountability
by Asif Ahmad - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Just 12 months into my first job in London
Keep it real
by Asif Ahmad - December 15, 2016 - 12:00am
At a gathering of the great and the good recently, we tried to make sense of our world.
5 Bilibid witness nag-aplay ng pardon
by Gemma Garcia - October 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Lima sa 12 inmates mula sa National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) na tumestigo laban kay Sen. Leila de Lima ang mayroong aplikasyon para sa pardon o Executive Clemency.
Diplomatic metamorphosis
by Asif Ahmad - October 18, 2016 - 12:00am
When I was a teenager, my diplomat father bought me a suit and tie so that I could attend events in Beijing at the height of the Cultural Revolution.
Homeless kasambahay
by Asif Ahmad - September 13, 2016 - 12:00am
We so readily entrust the care of people who are precious to us to those we employ. Our children, elderly relatives and guests are nurtured, nourished and protected by staff as though they were their own.
Fear of climate
by Asif Ahmad - August 16, 2016 - 12:00am
There are good reasons to fear the impact of climate change. In a specially commissioned study, Lord Nicholas Stern concluded that unless action is taken to keep global warming below the 2C threshold, in South East...
Change is coming
by Asif Ahmad - July 21, 2016 - 12:00am
I left Manila for London just after the inauguration of the President of the Philippines.
Diplomacy in public
by Asif Ahmad - June 16, 2016 - 12:00am
The incoming President of the Philippines has said that he wants open government and one signal of that is the commitment to share documents requested by the public.
The pillars of state
by Asif Ahmad - May 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Public buildings throughout the world, old and new, project status, power and invincibility. Pillars are a ubiquitous design feature.
Every vote counts
by Asif Ahmad - April 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Democracy has its roots in Ancient Greece and there are many claimants to the title of having the longest history of an elected government including our Isle of Man.
Movement of the people
by Asif Ahmad - March 16, 2016 - 10:00am
The accepted view of anthropologists traces the movement of people out of Africa to the rest of the world.
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