Editor’s note: I’m pleased to present this article as the first in an eight part series on World War II from a Non-Interventionist perspective. Authored by my good friend Ben Lewis, I believe that he offers a balanced and perceptive reflection on the history of an era which has been horrifically misconstrued.
I couldn’t believe my luck when Jago Lee asked me to make a film telling the inside story of Apple Corps, the fashion and music company set up by the Beatles. It took me a nanosecond to perform the necessary risk-assessment calculation any director does before accepting an offer. As to whether the result would be any good, one has to imagine in advance what you will and won’t get from a film like this. There were significant known obstacles.
London-based humanitarian lawyer Andrew MacLeod had warned authorities for years a small number of aid sector workers had been causing harm to the people they were supposed to protect. So he was not surprised when reports emerged last week senior staff from Oxfam hired prostitutes for parties in a Haitian villa rented by the organisation following a devastating earthquake in 2010. "Many people have been blowing the whistle for over 30 years," he said.
Theresa May and her cabinet ministers will be meeting at Chequers (PM's country retreat) today to try and settle the differences between remainers and Brexiteers. Near impossible for TM to please both camps. @SBSNews
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