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The Abolition Of Justice In The UK…

January 30, 2015 17 Comments
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At the police and the Crown Prosecution Service’s first joint initiative on rape, prosecutors said they had established an emerging pattern of behaviour where rapists constructed “false narratives” after the crime. One technique described involved rapists contacting victims the next day, sometimes by text or social media, thanking them for a sexual encounter. Defendants can try to rely on such messages should there be a trial. So, chaps, did you…

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Do You Understand The Phrase ‘TMI’, Rose..?

January 28, 2015 17 Comments
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I’m on my period today. It’s day four so I’m barely bleeding, but I’m still wearing a sanitary pad. On day two – usually my heaviest bleeding day – I had to use four sanitary pads. When I went to the gym I also used a tampon as I was worried about leaking in my gym shorts. Still, I’ve only had to take one codeine tablet this month, plus a…

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Why Does Anyone Listen To These People?

December 28, 2014 11 Comments
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Video games are one of the most vibrant cultural forms of the 21st century – but they have an image problem. *sighs* Guess who? The industry is seen as a boys’ club, a production line of games written by young men, predominantly aimed at young men. Even though independent studios are making more diverse content than ever, gaming culture is dominated by male voices. Is there nothing the joyless progressives…

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I Think They’ve Seen The Writing On The Wall In Germany…

December 14, 2014 14 Comments
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A new type of anti-immigration protest is sweeping across Germany, as thousands take to the streets against what they say is the growing “Islamisation” of the country. How absurd? What’s the German for ‘We welcome this addition to our diverse culture’ again? The new protests, which began in the city of Dresden in the former East Germany, feature no neo-Nazi slogans and have nothing to do with the traditional far…

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I Think They’ve Seen The Writing On The Wall In Sweden…

December 12, 2014 14 Comments
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The Swedish way of politics has often been put forward as a role model for other countries. Almost everyone has heard about the Swedish model of fair wealth redistribution, proper budget policies, a welfare state with good benefits, and a large public sector. … The government collapsed after the far-right extremists of the Sweden Democrats party voted against their proposed budget, to make a point about their liberal immigration policies…

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I Know There’s No Crying In Baseball…

December 10, 2014 3 Comments
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…but I didn’t think there was no political expression in football: The SNP politician was asked to respond to an incident at Tynecastle stadium before Sunday’s Hearts vs Celtic match. It was put to Mr Mason that a fan wearing a t-shirt with “Free Palestine” across it was questioned by police. He said: “I think that guy probably knew he shouldn’t be wearing that inside a football stadium. “We should…

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I’ll Take ‘The Ministry Of Defence’ For Starters….

September 16, 2014 5 Comments
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An inquest heard the 28-year-old left a note stating he felt he had slipped through the net, while a worker for the Ministry of Defence admitted only 10 per cent of marines returning from duty were being invited to mandatory meetings to assess their health and well-being. Hmmm…. On August 28 this year, the newspaper was informed by Google that the story, published February 20 2012, had been removed from…

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Remember, It’s The Wonder Of The World…

September 12, 2014 6 Comments
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A woman with learning disabilities who died at Basildon Hospital while awaiting tests on gallstones was not fed for five days, an inquest heard. Her sister, Catherine Butler- Smith, visited every day and tried in vain to speak to senior staff about her deteriorating condition. And when she was fed, it wasn’t exactly an unqualified success… The court heard she was on “nil by mouth” following admission on May 26…

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Cognitive Dissonance At ‘The Guardian’…

September 10, 2014 2 Comments
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Cognitive Dissonance At ‘The Guardian’…

First headline: Well, who could argue with this? Second headline, same day: Hmmm. Maybe the first will come to pass when we stop treating humans as disposable..?

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Mary Brandon – Feminism’s Answer To Timothy Treadwell…

September 6, 2014 9 Comments
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In a Facebook post which exposes the darker side of the annual street party “supposed to be about community and good vibes”… Ahahahahahaha! Is it really? Pull the other one! … Mary Brandon said she spent nine hours at hospital receiving treatment following the alleged assault. Ms Brandon encouraged others to raise awareness of her image and “get the word out that this isn’t OK”. Since being uploaded yesterday it…

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The ‘Telegraph’ Rolls Out Dr Max Pemberton To Show Doctors Aren’t Supercilious Authoritarians With A God Complex…

September 4, 2014 6 Comments
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…and I think it’s safe to say ‘Epic, monumental FAIL!’ on that one: Should the police be involved in the Kings’ case? Despite this being a painful and sensitive situation, I think it is only right that they are – for two reasons. First, we only have the parents’ say-so that Ashya is well. What they have done may be understandable, but it remains an unusual, extreme act, particularly given…

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“We couldn’t be under that system any more.”

August 31, 2014 13 Comments
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Well, the system ain’t finished with you, Mr King… In the video, Mr King told how they had wanted to leave the hospital because the NHS could not fund the proton beam treatment that they wanted for their son. ‘We couldn’t take it any more – not knowing and not being able to question anything in fear that they say, “Sorry Mr and Mrs King, emergency protection order, you’re no…

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Gun Control Isn’t Working? The Answer Must Be More Gun Control!

August 1, 2014 4 Comments
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Residents of Chicago were agonising again on Monday on what ails their city after another weekend of chaotic gun violence… Well, I think the answer’s Democrats. And, to a certain extent, Chicagoans. Mr Emanuel has been battling the state legislature of Illinois to pass stricter gun-control laws. While the city itself has taken steps to restrict gun sales, police say that firearms flow almost unimpeded from dealers in southern Illinois…

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Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A Woman Eco Warrior…

June 22, 2014 3 Comments
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As Lucy Siegle found out: A high percentage of those surveyed for the Fabian report felt little or no connection to big issues such as climate change, viewed it as highly abstract and rated it at the same level of concern as dog fouling and litter. I’ve taken part in enough eco debates to know that when the session is opened to the floor, question three is always about dog…

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Never Satisfied…

April 18, 2014 12 Comments
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I guess that’s why we call people like Frances O’Grady ‘progressives’ – it certainly isn’t their results! Employers told us it would cost two million jobs; rightwing politicians saw it as interference in the market; and even some trade unions thought the state should keep out of wage regulation. Not so long ago, the minimum wage was a minority cause. Fifteen years on from its introduction, politicians now compete for…

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