Will the internal strife of Scotland National Party’s leading lights fatally undermine its case for independence from the United Kingdom?

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon in happier, saner times via Wikimedia commons.

British politics, has always had its fair share of internecine drama, from Tony Benn vs Roy Jenkins to Margaret Thatcher vs Nigel Lawson to the recent Tony Blair vs Gordon Brown and David Cameron vs Boris Johnson — yet the current drama unfolding in the north of the border threatens to take the prize and the writers of the hit series ‘game of thrones’ would be hard pressed to write a script that does any justice to the back stabbings…

With neither side backing down in the war of words between Buckingham palace and the Sussexes, what will the departure of the senior royals mean for the future of the monarchy, in the age of Brexit, in light of the revelations about Prince Andrew and those clamouring for the republic of Great Britain?

The Sussexes before stepping back from royal duties via Wikimedia commons

When the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in May 2018, I, the most ardent republican, had tears welling up in my eyes at the symbolism and sheer poignancy of the event — Princes William and Harry walking up to the Church, in a…

In William Edward Burghardt Du Bois’ magnum opus, the souls of Blackfolk, the preeminent African American scholar of the 20th century, writes of a double consciousness, the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of the world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

Even though, nothing about the final sentence of the previous paragraph could ever be said to be applicable to the 44th President of the united states, The theme of a double consciousness pervades, the philosophic approach that Barack Obama has taken in writing…

With Main Street giving Wall street a bloody nose this week via GameStop, is this the start of something new and different from the markets in these uncertain times?

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Since Alfred Winslow Jones, a one-time Australian American spy and journalist set up the very first hedge fund, in 1948, He and his fund manager descendants, by this, I am referring to the likes of Jim Chanos, George Soros and Stan Druckenmiller, Paul Tudor Jones, Bruce Kovac, and John Paulson have made huge fortunes betting against stocks; a practice famously known as short selling. …

Heiko Khoo, a well known orator at the speakers’ corner

Ever Since I had a debating contest at the Speakers’ corner in Hyde park, London in January 2011, I have had the privilege of reading several books by a number of classical authors on the subject of rhetoric and oratory at the British Library.

After my performance (handily won by the way against a conservative politician) A few works listed below, were among the books that I read:

  1. Art of rhetoric by Aristotle.
  2. Rhetoric and Renaissance by Heinrich F. Plett.
  3. Renaissance Rhetoric by Peter Mack.
  4. The rhetoric of Cicero in its medieval and early renaissance by Virginia Cox.

A look back at a film that has aged incredibly well and remains powerfully relevant today, in its tackling of prejudice, gentrification, police brutality, geriatric Black love and everything else in between.

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If you had asked me prior to writing this article, what my favorite spike lee movie was, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, School Daze and Get on the bus would be the titles coming out of my mouth.

But I have to confess to great shame that re-watching ‘ Do The Right Thing’ twice in the last twenty four hours, have changed my views irrevocably; only now as…

The insatiable rapacity of the wealthiest 1% and their determination to dispossess the poorest and destroy the planet by accumulating more should be a matter of grave concern to us all.

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We live in extraordinarily perilous times; Our politicians aren’t pretending to care anymore about anyone, never mind the most vulnerable, the volatility of the capital markets continues unabated, the gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us, is ever widening and the damage being wrought to our environment, stemming from extreme ecological capitalism is rising, every where you look and turn.

And yet, contrary to conventional wisdom, the…

The supremely tragic irony of the former British prime minister.

David Cameron via wikimedia commons

Back in 2016, there was a footage of David Cameron speaking to her majesty, about the cabinet meeting of the day and the impending meetings with the Afghan and Nigerian heads of government, whom he described as being ‘ fantastically corrupt’. Those comments, at the time, went down very badly, with Nigerians all around the world, but those words have returned in 2021, to bite Britain’s former prime minister, in the derriere, in the most extraordinary way, imaginable.

David Cameron describing the Nigerian and Afghanistan in such colourful language, courtesy…

Imagine a sexist, racist, psychologically abusive and an all round shit head being your boss? Our chap was all of those of things and so much more.

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There are a plethora of articles, on this platform regarding absolutely repulsive human beings disguising themselves as business leaders and bosses. To the unsuspecting, everyday reader in this space, awful bosses are unseen, so far removed from sane humans like you and me, plotting in the basements, looking to inflict maximum psychological damage on the rest of us.

What if the boss in question was a monthly paying member of Medium? what if…

A lifetime of privilege, gaffes and political incorrectness.

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Tributes have been paid, from all over the world to the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip Mountbatten, who passed away yesterday, aged 99. For those of us, who have been accustomed to his presence, all these years, we now speak of him in the past tense.

As is the case with international relations, where skillful diplomacy is the order of the day, these tributes, more often than not, tend to be dominated by anodyne statements and useless platitudes.

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible

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