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What's on my mind

What's on my mind

Facebook, the so-called social network of our age, asks what's on your mind, so here goes:...
My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

New Internationalist invited me to have a debate on religious slaughter with a Muslim spokesperson via an exchange of emails. They have now published it on their website (see a copy of their webpage below).
Doctor No

Doctor No

If it’s a prescription you want then Dr David Ryde is probably not your man. This vegan GP built a career out of saying no to bottles of ‘jollop’. He prefers giving advice – and it has dramatically changed people’s lives...
My interview with Tony Benn

My interview with Tony Benn

After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was. » My interview with Tony Benn...
In Bruges

In Bruges

I went to Bruges last week and on my first evening wandered around the side streets of this beautiful old city – doing a bit of menu spotting as I went – and got totally lost. It was then I saw a very small restaurant (seats 12 at a time) with an almost vegan menu – plus some fish...