Category Archives: Politics

 
 

Why I won’t support the ‘no cuts’ protests

Depending on who you believe, and what is included, the UK national debt is somewhere between £800 billion and £4.8 trillion (which is £4,800 billion). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the total debt, excluding bank bail-outs, is £816bn. But this figure doesn’t include the state’s pension liabilities, in a contravention of standard […]

 

Police release images of protesters from the Millbank student riot and close down a website

Police investigating the Millbank student riot released images of thirteen protesters they want to question — Daily Mail. Meanwhile a website that offered advice to students involved in the rioting has been closed down. Apparently JustHost.com (slogan: ‘the last hosting plan you’ll ever need’) pulled the site purely on the basis of a letter from […]

 

Kenneth Clarke: I believe in human freedoms and civil liberties

As the countdown to the 800th anniversary of the sealing the Magna Carta begins, the Guardian's legal affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch talks to justice secretary Kenneth Clarke on its relevance today. The embedded video isn't working so please click through to see it. My favourite part of this is what he has to say about […]

 

Misleading statistics and misconceptions about the gay community

Much of the gay world is driven by misleading statistics and misconceptions and rather ‘woolly’ thinking. This suits some people down to the ground. Facts and figures are exaggerated and misrepresented for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes due to ignorance and silliness or with the best of intentions. Other times deliberately for profit, to get […]