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Justice for Somalia’s Oppressed Minority

In Charlie Edwards on October 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Charlie Edwards writes about the torture of Somali minorities in Human Rights atrocities in Somaliland.
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Is Britain going back to the 1970s?

In Matteo Bergamini on September 29, 2010 at 7:00 am

Matteo Bergamini is getting all nostalgic about the 1970s. Which is pretty hard for an A-level student to do. Read the rest of this entry »

Why I hate road safety campaigners

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

 4 months ago, the Tory Party pledged in its manifesto not to lower the drink drive limit. Last week the Transport Secretary proposed we do exactly that. By Jonathan Ford  Read the rest of this entry »

Picking Up After Ourselves

In David Brownsey-Joyce on September 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

Coming back from a ‘mini break’ David Brownsey-Joyce was horrified to rubbish strewn across his street. What did he do about it? Read the rest of this entry »

Stop hating on Oxbridge

In Alex Gabriel on September 2, 2010 at 8:19 am



Alex Gabriel discusses the inverse snobbery associated with Oxbridge education. Read the rest of this entry »

I-Spy: The Mysteries of the Secret Service

In Vicky Wong on August 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

By Vicky Wong


9:00am start to the morning and the first thing I grab as I get out of bed is my recent library book; James Rusbridger’s book on Intelligence and Espionage, titled The Intelligence Game: The Illusions and Delusions of International Esponiage. A fascinating read and highly recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Business Society

In Jonny Roberts on August 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm

 

Moving the burden of socio-economic responsibility away from the state and on to the markets, says Jonny Roberts Read the rest of this entry »

Positive Discrimination in Government Departments

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

By Nick Leahy

While the government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should undoubtedly be made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, races and religions, it is disappointing to see that many of the opportunities to forge a career in Whitehall nowadays are open not to white middle class applicants (as in the past), but exclusively to minority groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Democracies Tolerate what they Disapprove of

In Aaron Frazer on August 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

By Aaron Frazer

A strange and dangerous spectre is haunting Europe. It is the tyranny of idiocy. The dominance of the moronic. The rule of the prejudiced and cretinous.  In the three countries incumbent governments have spearheaded high profile campaigns to ban the Burqa. Nicholas Sarkozy claims ‘It is a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement’ whilst his interior minister claims ‘We are an old country anchored in a certain idea of how to live together. A full veil which completely hides the face is an attack on those values, which for us are so fundamental’. Read the rest of this entry »

Secularism is about politics, not religion

In Alex Gabriel on August 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

By Alex Gabriel

Writing this Sunday on the Pope’s official visit come autumn, Graeme Morrison  got one thing right. There are those who’ll be found on the picket lines this September who feel totally, utterly and constitutionally opposed to religion; those, in his words, who would like to see Catholicism in particular wiped out. Much debate can be made about that stance, either by those who hold it or reject it, and yet my colleague makes one fatal mistake in his article: by absolutely no stretch of the imagination is this what’s meant by secularism. Read the rest of this entry »