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Adam Curtis and the puppetmasters controlling British democracy

12 Jan 2015 / in BBC Radio 2

And now for something completely different… It was a controversial mini-doc by Adam Curtis that got us thinking. It was buried in Charlie Brooker’s 2014 Wipe. If you missed it, have a listen. Whether or not you agree with Curtis, it’s a fascinating argument. If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here […]

Lebanon’s Syria problem

06 Jan 2015 / in BBC Radio 2

With one-in-four of Lebanon’s population now made up of Syrian refugees, how is the country coping? And what will happen to those in need? My latest piece for the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show.

The absurdity of war

30 Dec 2014 / in BBC Radio 2, Best of

Remember this letter from a few months ago?  We dissect it line by line. This contribution for the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show seemed to go down pretty well, and it was one of my favourite pieces of work this year. Enjoy.  

Syrian peace talks in Geneva – what’s the point?

22 Jan 2014 / in BBC Radio 2

With the peace talks now under way in Geneva, here’s my latest studio two-way for the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show. Even if he wanted to, could Assad really call an end to this war? 55,000 photos of alleged Assad war crimes were released on Monday – what do they show us and why were […]

Should Britain arm the rebels – Jeremy Vine show, Radio 2

28 May 2013 / in BBC Radio 2

In my latest studio two-way for the Jeremy Vine show, we look at just who the Syrian rebels are. And should Britain arm them?

US Prophet Mohammed film sparks riots across the Arab World

14 Sep 2012 / in BBC Radio 2

After the US ambassador to Libya is killed, possibly in connection with a controversial US drama about the Prophet Mohammed, I tell Jeremy Vine what all the fuss is about. If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/Lkk9nf

Can Britain sell the NHS to the Gulf

21 Aug 2012 / in BBC Radio 2

Gulf residents already travel in their thousands for treatment at Britain’s hospitals, so as the NHS considers expanding abroad, could we see branches in the Arab World? The lunchtime discussion on BBC Radio 2.

Poverty in Yemen

19 Jul 2012 / in BBC Radio 2

Can poverty in Britain ever be compared to starvation in Yemen? We look at two reports from two very different cities, on the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show. If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/aEFwbG

Jeremy Vine – how to put pressure on Bashar Al-Assad

28 May 2012 / in BBC Radio 2

We look at the options for saving Syria – from arming the rebels, to influencing the president’s wife.

Top story

08 Apr 2012 / in BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4

My bulletin clip on the Free Syrian Army was top story on the BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 10pm bulletins.  listen to ‘Sakhr, R2, R4, 080412’ on Audioboo