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Man banned from having sex

This is a tricky issue and a sad but interesting news story. In summary a man has been banned from having sex because the court ruled that he wasn’t intellectually capable of making a big decision such as consenting to … Continue reading

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Something positive from the coalition

Been quite critical of the coalition tory-led government lately so pleased to see something I like. Nick Clegg announced a new drive to tackle mental health today. I think mental health is a bit and growing problem in the UK … Continue reading

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Control orders scrapped!

Working my way through the Adam Curtis documentaries and the ones I’ve not seen are as fantastic as I’d have guessed. The Trap is all about how personal freedom, or at least the modern American interpretation of it was developed … Continue reading

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Negative Growth

Got to have a laugh as Osborne’s desperate spinning. All down to the snow? Well not according to the ONS who predicted there would have been 0% “growth” (thanks Gordon Brown who also contributed to the post title) even without … Continue reading

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Adam Curtis

Posted this on twitter but thought I’d cross post here too. Every Adam Curtis film is available for free on the internet. Often controversial, his films look at neoconservatism and the modern view of freedom. Essentially they are a complete … Continue reading

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Prisoner Voting Rights

Prisoner Ben has commented on prisoner’s voting rights so do head over and give it a read. The legal case is as water tight as Ben points out, hence the dithering on the part of our politicians. The internal case … Continue reading

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Hyperbole

As discussing in my first post on Laurie Penny I’m often amused by the dystopian vision of the UK much of the left seem to think we’re currently living in. So thanks to dizzy for this piece of hyperbole: [The … Continue reading

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