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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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British Social Attitudes Survey 2012 – a worrying trend

Today, the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (for 2011 to 2012) has been released. If you want to read it in full, click here. I am intending to deal with one section of it in this post – attitudes to … 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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Super Injunctions and what constitutes “public interest”

BBC political journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Marr, has admitted today that he took out a so-called “super-injunction” to stop the press from reporting his extra-marital affair several years ago. In his statement, he apparently said he was ashamed of having … 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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