After just 10 days as White House director of communications Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci has been fired. His tenure, though brief, was a fitting summary of his boss’s time in office to date, characterised by fire fighting, outlandish briefings and palace intrigue. The latest bizarre segment in a White House drama unmatched by fiction. It… Read More Growing tired of the greatest show on earth
Teresa May would do better to stand with Britian’s European allies instead of pandering to the President in the hope of winning favour.… Read More Appeasing Trump won’t work, May must be stronger
Few experiences are more emblematic of a “proper holiday” in the collective mind of the British than a trip to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.Typically – and possibly unfairly -this particular outing has become associated with gap year students ‘doing’ Asia in their obligatory brightly patterned cotton ele-pants. But yet, as the family of elephants came… Read More Visiting elephants in Thailand may be a Western travelling cliché, but that shouldn’t put you off
Having now lived in Hong Kong for just over 18 months hiking should be an important part of my life. Friends constantly exchange favourite trails or photos of scenic summit views over whatsapp groups. I don’t. I have been on a grand total of four hikes during my time in Hong Kong; one was a… Read More Monkey Mountain hike: lots of monkeys, not so many mountains
The decline in local media has meant the loss of a reliable source of information for both readers and larger media outlets … Read More Has the decline of local press left the global media blindsided?
In Hong Kong it is often the case the best things are found when you’re not looking for them. This is particularly true when it comes to food. And so it was following Monday happy hour drinks with friends. Two of us went in search of food expecting to end up at Calimex (Hong Kong’s… Read More Shugetsu – probably the best ramen in Hong Kong
The media’s reaction to the High Court Article 50 ruling is incediary and unhelpful. … Read More An independent judicary matters, to argue otherwise is self-defeating