Official Anas Hassan Podcast – Pilot Episode

After trying out some podcasting last year without continuing success, here we go again as 2016 comes to a close. In this pilot episode of Official Anas Hassan Podcast: Should Fidel Castro be honoured in the Scottish Parliament? The results of a poll I conducted over on my own Twitter page over which was preferable…

“Nice guys/ladies finish last” represents inhumanity at it’s worst and why we need to fight this flawed ideology

What do we entirely mean when it comes to the word “nice”? To quote Oxford Dictionaries online, it is defined as “giving pleasure or satisfaction; pleasant or attractive:”. So in a world full of war, hostility and grievance, why do so many within society consciously and subconsciously discriminate against individual human beings who fit this precise definition of a…

At the end of the day, ALL of us Scots are immigrants of our nation

At the end of the day, Scotland would never exist the dynamic and outgoing nation that it truly is without continuous and uninterrupted immigration. Nobody living here is bigger than the nation. And let’s face it, who is defined as a Scot? The unambiguous answer is that it is every person who lives here, who…

Glasgow had an incredible Commonwealth Games. Now bring on the Olympics!

 Glasgow 2014 was more than a sporting occasion. It was a time of happiness for many people. It brought about many days of real inclusiveness for many people across society. And it brought home one of the biggest international events in the world to our doorstep. Athletes and many other people from across the Commonwealth…

“Go out into the world and do good.”

“Go out into the world and do good.”  The closing words from the outgoing Vice Principal and Head of College of the The Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Michael Greaves, during yesterday afternoon’s graduation ceremony at the King’s College campus.  Those words have stuck with me since almost 24 hours…