Parkfield: A Victory for Bigots and Cowardly Politicians

Image description: Rainbow flags waving at Pride. The decision of Parkfield Community School (in Alum Rock, Birmingham) to indefinitely suspend its teaching of the ‘No Outsiders’ programme––a part of the curriculum which teaches inclusion and diversity––is a saddening step back in the fight for equality. In capitulating to the protesters outside its gates, the school […]

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Brexit, Grexit: Can we not?

Being half-Greek, half-English, I’ve experienced “Euroscepticism” in one of the weakest and most unstable economies in the EU, as well as one of the most stable and prosperous ones. And no matter where I am, I find it very disheartening that people are wanting to leave EU. In Greece, anti-European sentiment is strong amongst much […]

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Should Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour learn from Podemos?

Straight-talking, anti-establishment, fiercely anti-austerity, and aiming towards the establishment of a new politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Spanish radical left wing party, Podemos, represent a pan-European phenomenon giving expression to discontent and feelings of abandonment. Podemos, founded in 2014, has just won around 21% in the Spanish General election. Spanish […]

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Trident remains an important part of Britain’s defence policy

If there has been any issue in defence policy which has evoked spurious emotion and division amongst the general population in recent months, it is that of the Trident nuclear deterrent. This debate is not new: a very similar discussion took place during the 1960s, with the Skybolt crisis contributing to the downfall of the […]

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The way society treats paedophilia is ugly

Britain is not short of written pieces about paedophilia. In the wake of endless celebrity scandal (1970s’ stars now appear more frequently in arrest warrants than New Year’s honours lists), we search voraciously for causes and reasons, speculate on the latest arrests and nod at ferocious, hate-filled diatribes. So it is with no little trepidation […]

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