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The Council of Dogs

The barn was crowded that evening. All the dogs bar the young and infirm had responded to the call for the council meeting. It was a momentous occasion and they all knew it. Just one thing on the agenda and … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: A way up, “with dignity” – comment on a Dhaka Tribune Editorial

“An international panel of experts recently recommended that the developed countries allow 100% duty and quota free (DFQF) entry of products to their markets from least developed countries (LDCs), such as Bangladesh. As trade is the most viable vehicle to … Continue reading

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And it all hits the fan: The next step of Bangladesh’s troubles

So, today – after a long time waiting – we’re getting prepared almost for siege-like conditions. For the next three days it won’t be safe to use transport to get anywhere at all. Not just all buses but, for once, … Continue reading

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Ding Dong! The Witch is dead: Thatcher’s legacy

As I was thinking of a title for this post about my thoughts over the death, announced yesterday, of British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the song from¬†Wizard of Oz popped into my head and I thought it appropriate. I did … Continue reading

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Help Iain live on ¬£53 per week!

I have to confess that I have issues with authorities. It doesn’t matter what kind: School, work, governments, councils. It’s also not because I’m some kind of anarchist at heart – far from it! I don’t believe in the ‘greater … Continue reading

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