Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Malala's real prize is peace 

There's disquiet that Malala Yousafzai (above), the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban has missed out on the Nobel peace prize. Malala is indeed courageous and inspirational. But she is also only 16. She has survived a nightmare attack. Her whole family has had to move to the other side of the world. She is still under threat. So surely what she needs most is a couple of years away from the spotlight. For Malala – the real prize? Peace to be young and free.


Sex in a box ... C4 having laugh 

We all know that sex sells but is Channel 4 really on to a ratings winner with its new 'live sex on TV' show aimed rather pompously at "reclaiming sexual truth from the lies of pornography"? It's called Sex Box and the problem is likely to be that old three letter word ending in x.... Yup. Box. People have sex in a big box (promotional pictures suggest something along the lines of a garden shed but with no windows). Then they talk about it. It sounds almost laughably awful. Too much thinking outside the Box?