Tag Archives: politics

Anonymity for teachers…Mr ?

6 Oct

As of Monday this week, British school teachers accused of criminal offences by pupils at the schools they work at will now be granted anonymity under new legislation put forward by the Education secretary. Continue reading

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The trial of bias – is freedom of speech damaging society?

20 Aug

Since the events of 9/11 we have seen the world of newspaper journalism alter dramatically. Not only have the readership figures seen a reduction but the writing has more often than not become biased, steering more toward the incitement of war and conflict rather than the encouragement of peace. Continue reading

Ladies and Gentlemen…

15 Dec

On Sunday 13th of November I vowed to begin a social experiment which would help me to understand the place of a ‘lady’ in our society today, whether real ‘ladies’ could exist in a world of equal rights and ladette type culture and also to see if behaving in a ‘lady-like’ manner attracted polite etiquette and manners from others. As I did this, I kept a daily diary which can be found at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/diary-of-a-lady-in-training/ in order for both myself and others to track my progress, encounters and any lessons learnt.

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The ideal gift this Christmas: The Morning After Pill?

6 Dec

Over the festive season, what is it likely you will be doing?

Relaxing?

Spending time with family and friends?

Eating too much?

Getting merry?

Or perhaps having unprotected sex?

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When ‘charity’ becomes an insult.

18 Nov

The winter fuel allowance, does anybody know what it is? Chances are, unless you were born in 1951 or before, you won’t have a clue. Continue reading

Prostitution…a crime?

15 Nov

Over the past decade across Britain the number of sex workers/prostitutes murdered across Britain is believed to lie anywhere between 65 and 150 with only one quarter of the cases ever being solved. Although the nature of their work is extremely controversial the majority of women are left hopeless and defenceless against men like the Ipswich serial killer; Stephen Wright, or men akin to the likes of Peter Sutcliffe. It is a debate that has gone on for decades, but perhaps now is the time to make the lives of these sex workers safer and more legitimate? Continue reading

Keep calm and protest peacefully…

9 Nov

In light of the recent riots earlier this year, many people appear to be anxious about the possible consequences of the student protests happening today in London concerning, the scheduled rise in tuition fees and the possible ‘privatisation’ of Universities. But after the outcome of last year’s student fees protests resulting in violent clashes and the riots of recent, is it any wonder that the public and police are concerned?

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