Tuesday, November 17 2009 @ 11:56 AM GMT Contributed by: Admin Views: 1905
It is not often that an Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Trade Union Congress. The Church of England is sometimes described as the Conservative Party at prayer ñ but its present head is sufficiently his own man to be respected across the political spectrum. Dr Rowan Williams delivered the first keynote address of the day at the TUC conference ëBeyond Crisisí on 16th November and his erudition seemed to have a calming effect on usually rumbustious trade union gatherings where guest speakers can be given a rough ride.
Monday, January 22 2007 @ 10:56 AM GMT Contributed by: Admin Views: 2326
Cricklewood Blogger has been particularly interested in three big stories last week - the Government decision on the BAEñSaudi slush fund, Celebrity Big Brother and the Channel 4ís Dispatches. The first of these is of neighbourhood interest: one of the Saudi dissidents blowing the whistle on the corruption of Saudi princes lives within shouting distance of Gladstone Park. The others bring to mind the ësix degrees of separationí theory ñ more on this later.
Cricklewood Bloggerís link with gangsta rap is a tenuous one, but the story begins with an event organised by the local youth charity, Amal Trust. In the last fortnight he has learnt about Bloods and Crips, and this man they call 2PAC ShakurÖ.