I am getting married this weekend and I know how hard preparing guest lists can be. So I cannot imagine how this couple felt when one of their guests, the British MP Jim Fitzpatrick, turned up with his wife at the Muslim ceremony only to walk out when he discovered that men and women would be segregated. Continue reading ‘What takes priority – respect for someone’s culture or your principles?’
Archive for August 17th, 2009
And do certain stars deserve different treatment? These two questions sit at the heart of your discussions off the back of the Shah Rukh Khan story which has gone into orbit online. In case you missed it… Continue reading ‘On air: Does America need to treat visitors with more respect?’
You don’t have to speak to German to know what the commentator’s saying here. I was in the car, and when the BBC guy on the radio shouted ‘Nine point five…’ my eyes welled up as they do when sport really takes you by surprise. Can anything compare with knocking 0.11 off a record that has slowly come down in hundredths?
Japan is the latest country to have come out of recession with reports of the economy growing by 0.9 % in the April to June quarter. It follows news from France and Germany last week each witnessing a growth of 0.3 % of their economy in the April to June quarter. Continue reading ‘Are you happy with the way your country is handling the recession?’
Alex Mwange, a BBC listener, suggests that African countries outsource responsibility for security in the area to private firms. These firms have been used in Africa before. In Sierra Leone,the government hired a private security company to help it during the civil conflict. But as this paper shows it hasn’t been without its problems. Continue reading ‘Should private firms be in charge of security in some countries?’