My Blog

My thoughts, musings and opinions on combatting terrorism and the journey it has taken me on.

The Recent Attacks
It must seem to many people that our country is under attack. The attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London…
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Light Up The Law 2017
It was a “dreich” night (Scots for blooming awful wet) on top of the Law Hill in Dundee. It was the 20th September…
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Visiting Keighley for the Bradford Hate Crime Strategy Awareness Week
Earlier this month I was very honoured to be asked to give the keynote speech at the launch of the Bradford Hate Crime…
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My trip to Jordan visiting ACTED
ACTED, the humanitarian agency that my brother David worked for, recently invited me out to see the refugee camps in…
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BBC World Service Interview
I gave an interview for the BBC World Service's Outlook programme that was aired on 6th February. Outlook is broadcast…
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School tour roundup
November saw the campaign continue its tour of schools all over the UK. We visited 14 schools in nine days and gave 16…
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Building Bridges Symposium
The first Building Bridges Symposium was held 17-19 November at Al-Maktoum College Of Higher Education, in conjunction…
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Ark Burlington Danes Academy
On 20th October, I visited Burlington Danes Academy in the White City area of London as part of my schools-tour element…
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Foundation for Peace Dialogue Weekend Ballycastle, Co Antrim
Last weekend I was in Northern Ireland for a Dialogue weekend, run by the Foundation for Peace based in Warrington. The…
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Light Up the Law
On 22 September here in Dundee we had an event on the Law hill. The event was in remembrance of those who have lost…
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