Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sport of Gentlemen

Sexism, deceit, dishonour, disreputable behaviour, racism, tax evasion and bankruptcy: this may read like the plotlines for next month’s EastEnders but it isn’t, it’s a small selection from the last twelve months of sport news. Sport stars in modern society … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery

It is a disturbing truth of twenty-first century western society that we have convinced ourselves we live in a fair world. Sure, there’s some inequality in our lives but, for the most part, we all do okay: we have labour-saving … Continue reading

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Tree-Hugging

I’ve ventured into tree-hugging lately. I’m not sure it helps me, as such, but I like to think that it makes the tree feel better. Permit me to explain the background to this: every day I wake-up in a brick … Continue reading

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