Modern Slavery; an interview with a diamond dealer and the truth about your tech

I've always said if someone proposes to me with a diamond ring then the answer would have to be no. It would show that the person doesn't know me at all. 2 reasons: For me, a diamond represents capitalism at its worse. Diamonds are bought relatively cheaply from the mines, and it isn't until they…

The masculinity of violence

I just popped into the bank to put some money into an account, and it ended up being a bit of a weird and uncomfortable experience. I breathed a sigh of relief as I left the hot July streets of Madrid and felt the cool whir of the air-conditioning touch my sweaty little face. I…

Travelling in Iceland if you’re Skint!

Iceland is a beautiful country full of natural wonders. From natural hot lakes (that stink like eggs), to volcanoes, waterfalls and black volcanic beaches, it offers an unforgettable landscape for your travels. You know what else? It’s bloody expensive. A normal filter coffee will set you back around £8, or a small bowl of soup…