Credit, overdrafts and the dangers of compound interest

Essentially, credit is the availability of borrowing money from a lender, be it a bank or a car dealership and the credit industry is built around lending people money and more general services. A typical example would be me going to a bank and asking to borrow £1,000 for five years to pay for a…

Forever Sentinels

Forever sentinels, Born and ordered to watch And defend the heart and pretty Face from petty men.   Forever incomplete without A sentinel beside you, Sent to keep Sinners away From Heaven.   A deep pacific between us, Your scent lost amongst eternal Waves that crash with beauty Against the rock’s Gate.   My anchor…

San Martin

This is a piece of writing from around 7 years ago after our family trip to Argentina and I fell in love with the mountains that we trekked in for a couple of days. Sweat clouds my vision as the sun dazzles the parched ground. The green canopy is alive with festoons of squawking, gibbering…

The ethics behind banning the burqa

Joseph Raz’s article “Autonomy, toleration and the harm principle” is primarily concerned with the relationship between autonomy and toleration and to what extent the government can intervene in a perfectionist manner. This relates to the issue of the burqa because one contentious issue in the debate is whether the government should dictate what its people…

A sad day for Paris and religion

I was planning to go out to the student union after finishing an essay deadline but my eye was caught on the BBC website of some breaking news: explosions heard in central Paris. I was stuck to my laptop screen for the next 4 hours, watching in disbelief as the horrors unfolded in front of…

Home River

The quiet, tranquil river, Floating, Watching, Always looking with keen, Liquidly passive eyes, Into the domain, Of its own, Its young, Its home. The silent, peaceful trees, Leaning, Craning, Never looking away with observant, Furtively calm eyes, Into the river, Of its birth, Its life, Its home. But in this land of peace, And love,…