Category Archives: Crime

“Colour blindness” and equalities legislation

Last week, I watched this programme on Channel 4¬†about race. It was a fascinating breaking down of a lot of the myths we have been fed about race and racial stereotyping and it certainly made me think. However, the section … Continue reading

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Justice must be blind

Yesterday, amidst all the furore about Mohammed Emwazi, I heard the research director of the campaign organisation, Cage, being grilled on Radio 4’s Today programme about the charity’s supposed “support” for Omar Bakri Muhammad Fustuq, a well-known Islamic hate preacher … Continue reading

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Remembering the forgotten victims of the Holocaust

Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is essential that we never forget the Holocaust and the horrible mechanisation and normalisation of genocide which it engendered. Six million Jews were killed, and … Continue reading

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Rolf Harris and unreliable memories

I have to admit that, as a survivor of child abuse and a victim of groping in my teens, I was really pleased to see Rolf Harris convicted and given a prison sentence last week. Every time this happens, it … Continue reading

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Assisted suicide and euthanasia

It will be no secret to anyone who reads my blog regularly or knows me that I am in favour of assisted suicide and euthanasia in controlled conditions. My reasons for this are both personal and ethical. Ethically, I feel … Continue reading

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Where the blame should really lie

D and I travelled to London on Tuesday for a romantic overnight break in the city. We saw a fantastic show, stayed in a gorgeous hotel and ate some wonderful food. It was pretty perfect, in fact. However, somewhere between … Continue reading

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