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Good causes, and bad ones

So I did the ice bucket challenge last week, one which seems to have provoked a fair bit of discussion (as something of its viral size and scale should). 1,071 more words

Marius, Brewer, and mortal selection: a particular site of the evil of collectivism

By Katherine Perlo

This is about the denial of the right to life of sentient individuals for the sake of a collective entity. Insofar as the collective entity consists of other individuals, there are still three challenges to justification of the policy, consisting of the following questions: What is the relative degree of harm to, respectively, the individual being(s) denied life and to those individual beings forming parts of the collective for whose sake the former are denied it? 2,943 more words

«You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.»

– Margaret Thatcher

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Time To Join The Twenty First Century - Rania Ramli (LABOUR1) on Austin Mitchell 'Sexism' Claims

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 Labour MP Austin Mitchell  has accused the amount of women in his party of making it too gentle to be in power.  Labour member and feminist Rania Ramli (LABOUR1) disagrees with him and believes that he and Parliament need to get with the times. 636 more words

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‘Yes we can’: Politics and the language of deception

As Britain approaches the 2015 General Election, you will find it difficult to escape David Cameron’s ‘hardworking families’, Nick Clegg’s tax-exempt low earners, or Ed Miliband’s cost of living crisis. 423 more words

Benjamin Disraeli

29th August 1597. A Revolting Tax.

Today in 1597 the Shakespearean play Richard II was entered into the records of the Stationers’ Company by bookseller Andrew Wise. It is where we read: ‘This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle…this blessed plot, this earth, this realm this England’. 469 more words

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How Dylan saved the Day

This story takes us back to the mid 1980s. It was very exciting time but also a very depressing time. I was the bass player in a band that was touring the working men’s clubs of the north of England. 1,122 more words

Memoirs