Author Archive for Jon Donnison

26
Jan
09

A case of not in my backyard for Guantanamo detainees?

President Obama was quick to announce the closure of Guantanamo last week but the question is now what to do with the inmates. Many European countries have been arguing for years the camp should be closed but some are now refusing to accept any former prisoners. A case of not in my backyard? Should EU countries take them in?

22
Jan
09

Could there be a worse time to fluff your lines?

So Barack Obama had to take the oath of office again after this blunder…..doh! It seems it was Chief Justice Roberts who was at fault . All the same, could there really have been a worse time to trip over your words? If you’ve ever said something you shouldn’t have…weddings, funerals, speeches…we want to hear from you.

09
Jan
09

What advice would you give Barack Obama?

Less than two weeks to go ’til Barack Obama takes on the most powerful job in the world….what advice would you give him? Plenty on his plate….the crisis in Gaza, the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan. What should his priroties be?

19
Dec
08

What’s the best/worst cover version of all time?

hello chaps. All around the BBC office this week much humming of the song “Hallelujah” Continue reading ‘What’s the best/worst cover version of all time?’

21
Aug
08

What’s the most memorable motor you’ve ever driven?

One of the world’s most iconic cars, the Citroen 2CV turns 60 this week. The Deux Cheveaux is an absolute classic but what has been your most memorable motor. Mini Cooper, Fiat Cinquecento, Cadillac, Morris Minor, Mustang…..

16
Aug
08

Boys with toys

Mark writes
Ever lay awake at night wondering: “after the athlete has thrown the discus all that way, how does it get back to the ring for the next competitor to throw ?” No? Well I have, and last night in the Bird’s Nest I saw the answer. A remote-controlled, rocket-shaped, red car. Continue reading ‘Boys with toys’

09
Aug
08

China Cheers!

Mark writes…
It wasn’t a bad start was it?. From the drums doing the countdown to that spectacular finale, you couldn’t take your eyes off the Opening Ceremony. I had the privilege – and i can’t think of a better word- of being in a packed bar in Beijing – surrounded by proud – and at times quite emotional-Chinese people. Continue reading ‘China Cheers!’



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