- Producer12/07/2016Today Cuba, Tomorrow IranOn December 17, 2014, President Obama said:"Today America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere and for the world."He effectively...
Comments13/07/2016 #2 Dean OwenThank you for this article @Reza Sarkhani. It seems apparent that you wrote this article quite some time ago, and much has happened since including a nuclear deal, lifting of sanctions, prisoner exchanges, and a handshake. Can you revisit the situation. How would you rate US efforts to normalise relationships with Iran?12/07/2016 #1 Madeline Anderson-BalmerSo interesting Reza. Back when I was in college a friend of mine's father worked at the US Embassy in Iran. It was late 1978 when she was told she couldn't go back to Iran for the holidays that we knew things were not going well. A little over a year later her parents moved back to the states. But I remember seeing the pictures and hearing the amazing things she experienced while living there. Hoping your dream is a reality in my lifetime! I think visiting other countries, learning about their culture and their history, and building an understanding of each other goes miles to creating a wider peace in our world.
- Producer12/07/2016Trading with Iran is a taboo subject!It is a general perception in the U.S. that all things under the sun are banned and forbidden to sell to Iran. You only have to do a little search to find that almost every week the federal authorities prosecute someone somewhere for selling goods...
- Producer25/05/2016BREXIT - Contributions and tradeThere has been a lot of confusion surrounding the EU referendum, with both the Leave and Remain camps contradicting each other at seemingly every turn. This is happening, mostly, because both sides are playing a little fast and loose with the...
Comments25/05/2016 #8 Steven DaviesEdited for content and sources - I'll keep updating this as things progress. As I say in the introduction, there is a lot of conflicting information out there and separating the propaganda and bedtime stories from the actual truth isn't always easy - not when both sides seem intent on twisting things.25/05/2016 #4 Steven Davies#1 I didn't mean to break that off there - I was trying to write in paragraphs! David Cameron has a lot to answer for, most definitely. Whatever happens after the vote, he needs to leave and immediately. I would say he should go now but I think that would just throw the whole process into the wind and we need a little more stability than that right now. Aside from his lying, his offshore accounts and his back stabbing double standards, spending £9 million on his little propaganda campaign is borderline illegal - the government is supposed to take a neutral stance and simply spell out the facts. Spending that amount of money to scare people into voting his way is absolutely disgraceful. This isn't a new tactic, though, since the Tory party is already under police investigation over spending during the general election.25/05/2016 #2 Steven Davies#1 I think part of the issue with Wales and government spending is, ironically, the EU itself. Because so much finds its way there in the form of subsidies and such, the government spends elsewhere - a kind of 'why pay twice' sort of thing. If we were to leave and the EU funding (which is what we are paying in anyway) stopped, then I see no reason why the government wouldn't continue spending in Wales.25/05/2016 #1 Lisa BakerThank you for sharing, I honestly haven't made my decision yet, however at least the EU has heard of Wales. The UK Government would save money overall, but I doubt any of that would reach its way across the Severn bridge, whereas EU funding does.
I'm tempted to vote out because I object so strongly to having £9 million of taxpayers money thrust into the PM's own stay campaign - how is that even possible? His need to stay is helped by the fact his family get million pound landowner subsidies form the EU... never mind all the hysteria about the economy, how would Grandpa pay for Christmas presents if we leave?
However, that said my biggest consideration for NOT voting out is that the lying, scheming, double-dealing man who orchestrated that would have even more power if we left the EU, and that's scary. They have already dangerously eroded Trade Union rights, what's next? It's the Tory veto that stopped the EU from helping UK steel (while Cam sucked up to the Chinese over HInckley Point). I think the phrase is damned if we do, damned if we don't. It's a tough decision to make and very difficult to make it objectively with histrionics from every direction, thanks for giving us fresh points to consider.
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