Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2017«

I have seen the future & it frightens me

September 23, 2017


The automated future is upon us — and it works. But only at the expense of the majority of people who have to sell their labour in order to survive. Yet, if properly managed, such technological innovation could liberate humanity.

Floods & tides also threaten London

September 13, 2017


If the river Thames burst its banks in London, the results could be devastating, adding another concern to the already economically weakened UK. And there are indications that the great mechanical barrier erected in 1983 may prove inadequate.

A hat, a kayak & dreams of Dar

September 6, 2017


Finally, after 50 years, the story of the chaotic, haphazard attempt by a hopelessly ill prepared couple to paddle a 5metre kayak from London to Dar es Salaam. Published in South Africa next month as A hat, a kayak & dreams of Dar.

As Brexit looms, London’s migrants keep building

September 6, 2017


Immigrant Irish “navvies” (labourers) are credited with much of the construction work of the last century that made London the city it is today. And now once again, it is the sweated labour of migrant workers that is changing the face of Britain's capital.