Akala @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

“Raises more questions than John Kerry’s entire campaign.”

IN just one sentence, referring to ‘Why?’ by Jadakiss, the Source Magazine identified the failings of the eventually unsuccessful Democratic challenge to George Bush’s presidency in the 2004 US election.

Akala 2015

With Britain currently going through the motions of another general election I find myself asking why does a hip hop show raise more questions than weeks of campaigning and TV debates or non debates by the various party leaders. Continue reading

SNP terror? A question for David Cameron

DAVID Cameron’s election campaign rolled into Powys this week and with it the chance for me to interview the Prime Minister.

My picture, from the back of the room, as David Cameron addresses Welsh Tories near Builth Wells

My picture, from the back of the room, as David Cameron addresses Welsh Tories near Builth Wells

When I say interview, I mean ask a question. Yes Dave finds the time to face the local press corps, six minutes to be exact. That works out as one question each for four newspaper reporters, including myself, and one radio journalist.
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Hear this: my adventures in sound

“There are few treatments you can do, where somebody comes in with a problem and can walk out noticing an immediate improvement.”

Life sounds better with the ear plugs out

Life sounds better with the ear plugs out

Few, if any, medical procedures (that a nurse at a GP practice can carry out at least) it appears can deliver as much instant satisfaction as syringing a patient’s ears – or so the parting words from the nurse yesterday would suggest. Continue reading