July 2017



In Paris

Coming into Paris by coach from Beauvais airport, there’s a stretch of road which backs onto a kind of shantytown. Temporary shed-sized structures form a…







Minced Meat in Hamburg

Stabiliy. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project.  They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me…


After Raqqa?

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi,  has already declared that the ISIS ‘Caliphate’ is over. He took the opportunity to say so last week when…