Category Archives: Equality

Children in Headscarves

Fatima Laiba Aftab wrote a most eloquent and persuasive letter in the Evening Standard recently defending girls’ freedom to wear the hijab: Girls should be free to wear the hijab  I AM 10 and go to a primary school in … Continue reading

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Moderate Political Positions

Perhaps I’m being obtuse but I really don’t understand the basis for the constant stream of allegations I see in the media that Jeremy Corbyn is “extreme left-wing”; he’s a socialist – that’s kinda the point, surely – so he … Continue reading

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A Labour of Love

Caught up in an internal power squabble, most of the Labour Party appears to have completely forgotten what being in Opposition is all about. Somehow convinced that they lost the last election because of what they stood for, the party … Continue reading

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The Turing Testament

Currently at the committee stage in the House of Lords is the motion to issue a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing. The government’s official explanation in 2012 for refusing to pardon Turing’s conviction for “gross indecency” was that, at the … Continue reading

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