Category Archives: The Law

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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International Conscientious Objectors Day

Today, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day. A Conscientious Objector (CO) is someone who refuses to join any military organisation or fight in any war for religious, moral or ideological reasons. COs have always been viewed with suspicion and fear, … Continue reading

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Equal marriage – equal but different

On 29th March 2014, equal marriage entered the statute books in England and Wales. I am using the word “equal” here advisedly, as I have had just about enough of it being called “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” in the … Continue reading

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The ridiculousness of market fluctuations

Yesterday, I listened with interest to Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. In case you’ve been outside the news bubble for the last 24 hours or so, he stated that, if the Labour Party were to … Continue reading

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Why we need to be Robin Hood

One of the most famous British myths is the story of Robin Hood, the man who gave up his lands and titles in order to help people. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He kept the … Continue reading

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The tragic case of Lucy Meadows and the Daily Mail

On 19th March, a Lancashire schoolteacher, Lucy Meadows was found dead in her home. She is believed to have committed suicide. The story just barely made the national papers and didn’t even get a mention on the national news. However, … Continue reading

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The Equal Marriage Debate – it’s all in a name

Today, MPs  in Westminster will be having a free vote on whether to pass the Marriage (Same-sex couples) Bill, which the coalition government really want to push through as soon as possible. As many of you who read this blog … Continue reading

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Why we can’t have referendum on Europe right now

There’s been a lot of talk about the need for a “mandate” in Europe lately. This is a fairly new word in politics-speak and what it means is that some politicians think that the electorate have never been asked for … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Children – my thoughts

I finally managed to sit down and watch the first episode of BBC2’s new series about social workers (Protecting Our Children) last night. I was immensely moved. I have felt for several years that social workers get a raw deal … 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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