Category Archives: Politics

Protest votes – be careful what you wish for

Last week, we were having dinner with three like-minded friends. We usually agree on most things, in particular where politics is concerned. Naturally, the conversation turned to the upcoming UK general election. One of our friends asked the general question … Continue reading

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“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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Do we really need the welfare state?

A few days ago, a complimentary therapist told my wife that she thinks we should get rid of the welfare state and rely on charities to help those in need. This was during a discussion about the rise in the … 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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“The boobs are dead, long live the boobs!”

The above quote appears in this article on the Guardian website, in a short piece written by well-known writer and radical feminist, Bidisha. This is in response to The Sun quietly deciding to cover up its famous “page 3 girl” with … Continue reading

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Taking care of our own planet before looking at others

I read this morning that a British led consortium of space scientists is planning to crowd fund a mission to land an unmanned probe on the moon and bury a time capsule. People who donate funds will be able to … Continue reading

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The new wave of misogyny and sexism

Recently, I read this excellent piece by Alison Graham in the Radio Times, lambasting sexism in advertisements. Then my parents passed on this little gem by Michael Hogan from The Observer a week or so ago. Sexism is alive and well, … Continue reading

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